Doesn't it seem like our generation grew up in a simpler time? A time when the kids in the neighborhood played outside from sun up to sundown? A time when parents (and grandparents) used tough love to raise the children?
American Family Insurance has recaptured some of those experiences in a cool way that is getting big laughs. The Stand Up For Family Special is a series of videos in which some of today's most popular comedians share hilarious tales about their childhoods and family life that we can all relate to. Bill Bellamy jokingly recalls having to be home before the street lights came on or his momma would come looking for him dressed in the most embarrassing outfit (think house slippers, robe, and curlers). My favorite video though has to be Mark Viera's "Old School Grandmother" who would threaten bodily harm if he and his siblings acted up in the grocery store. I have a grandma like that. She did not take well to requests for candy bars or sugary cereals. We knew better that to even ask and watch out if she caught you pouting in the store! While grandma was a little hardcore, I realize now that she was only looking out for our health. I have never had a cavity thanks to her tough love!
You have to head over to the AmFam website and watch these clips with the whole family. You will be ROTFL!