How wrong is this commercial? Let me count the ways.
Entitlement. Unthankfulness. Vanity. Oh my, I could go on.
I remember when we first got our minivan. Somebody joked: No more cool car. Now you're a minivan mom.
The truth is: I loved that minivan. It was big. It had room for our three kids AND all their stuff and friends could ride with us. And it turned on a dime. I loved that thing!
But now, we joke about how utilitarian our 15 passenger van is. It doesn't have 18 cup-holders. It doesn't have reclining benches. It doesn't have a lot of things, frankly. But it does have 7 of my children. And a huge trunk. And we can now take a whole 'nother family with us (as long as they're a small family).
I love our big giant van. LOVE it! And the kids do too. They love all the leg room they have now. They love that we can fit two weeks worth of groceries in the trunk (and for us, that's a whole lotta groceries) and still have room for all their footballs and soccer balls (because you never know when you might need them). They love that they can lie down in the back on long trips.
Protect your children from the self-centered media. Teach them what nonsense it is to say "you deserve it" in light of scripture. Teach them that being a good steward of their money is more valuable than feeding their pride.
And be thankful for the vehicle God gave you to transport your most precious cargo.
P.S. What's up with a boy wearing skin-tight jeans? Is that the fad for boys too now? Oh my! Skin tight jeans and a girlie haircut. Ugh. I have no words.