Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Parenting 2.0 (Featuring Dana Carvey Clip)

A lot has been said about how parenting is different than it was when we were kids.  In fact, I think the word "parenting," as a verb is rather new.  For better or worse, parents are deeply involved in all aspects of their children's lives now, and you can see evidence of it at any park, school, or extracurricular activity.  It is Parenting 2.0 out there.

Dana Carvey is one of my favorite comedians of all time, and recently I happened to watch his stand-up act from 2008.  It was hilarious and offered my husband and me a much-needed hour of laughter (no one is spared from his funny political impressions (the Al Gore one in this act might be the best).

(The one-and-only Dana Carvey.  Party on, Wayne!)

On the blog today (www.FranticMama.blogspot.com), I'm sharing a 5 minute clip (not great quality video, but still worth it!) from this act when he talks about how parents today are different (his example of "Greggers" and the bath is priceless).  The entire act can be found on YouTube.

*Note: It seems the video will not appear on your mobile device.  When you have a few minutes, open up this post on your home computer!


Who is your favorite actor or comedian who jokes about parents and kids?

~Julia @ Frantic Mama

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