Are you a mom who does all the planning, organizing, shopping, wrapping, and surprising for friends and family over Christmas? And even though you do all this work — which takes weeks and even months, not to mention money and stress — who gets the credit? Santa. The last thing I want to hear every Christmas is how cool Santa is..how he really knows my kids…how much they love him…when I am the one who did all the planning, shopping, thinking, and surprising. It wasn’t this imaginary ho-ho-hoing man with a red suit and white beard. It was me!
Imagine my surprise this year to see all these Best Buy commercials that point out this conflict for moms: Santa getting all the credit for their hard work. It cracks me up, and I love that someone came up with them, because seriously, this is how we feel. Moms feel overburdened and invisible most of the time. They are the rocks that keep their families together, and the one special day for which they work endlessly and tirelessly in order to surprise their kids and family members is taken away from them by a hefty make-belief icon that doesn’t exist. Just another way moms get the short end of the stick.
Here are some commercials wherein we take our power back. The following commercials, aired by Best Buy, illustrate the competition in a humorous way. Game on, Santa!
How do you feel about Santa getting all the credit for your hard work?