Olympic fever has swept through our house. I’m staying up until midnight each night, waking up with The Today Show every morning, and talking about beach volleyball as if I’ve ever actually played it. I’m enforcing a social media blackout to avoid spoilers, and casting a stink eye in the direction of anyone glancing at a cell phone for too long. I am obsessed.
Naturally the athletes and the events are the best part, but there has been a surprising addition this year that has held my interest. The commercials! I tend to fast forward through all the McDonalds talk and shampoo commercials, but each time the P&G logo flashes I grab the remote and get all weird and weepy. The Procter & Gamble “Thank You, Mom” campaign features stories of athletes and their moms, and reminds us that the Olympic journey is a family affair.
Grab the tissues, and click below to watch my favorite one!
Read more from Emily on her personal blog Daily Garnish, where she creates healthy vegetarian recipes, recaps her latest running adventures, and chronicles life as a new mom to her son and two crazy dogs. You can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest too!