There has been some criticism of the new Honda CR-V commercial with Matthew Broderick reprising his role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. So I gave in and watched it this morning. People have said that Matthew Broderick is a middle-aged man, not the youthful teen he was in the movie. I’m certainly no spring chicken; it was the summer before my senior year when the movie was released. The commercial was not shot in Chicago as the movie was; well, if you were going to shoot a commercial in Chicago or LA, which city would you pick?
Near the end of the commercial, Broderick says “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Life moves pretty fast. If you didn’t stop and look around once in a while, you’d miss it.”
I may be one of the oldest moms waiting outside the preschool door. I may feel like some days all I do is laundry. It seems like my whole day is in the kitchen, feeding someone or washing dishes.
But as I sat and watched Matthew Broderick run around like a teenager, I realized that just this year, I acted like a teenager, too. Well, kinda.
I may have not jumped on a float and sang in a parade, but I was cheered on when I walked 39 miles in Chicago for breast cancer research.
I terrified my almost four year old daughter with a canoe ride on a Pennsylvania river.
I rode my favorite roller coaster with my daughter, who was just tall enough this summer to ride.
I’m certainly not a teenager any more. But I’m going still going to act like one every once in while, and ride that roller coaster! Ferris Bueller was right. Life does move pretty fast. My 42nd year was pretty darn good. 43 will be better yet! (Did I mention today is my birthday?)
Serve me up a slice of that sweet ‘n sour life!
And here, just for fun, is the Honda commercial: