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Monday, 26 August 2019

Teenage Mums

Fairy Liquid ads 1960s (3 in sequence)

My mum’s cousin who was born in 1928 said that for her thirteenth birthday she received a toy pram with a life-sized dolly. She paraded it proudly up and down the village high street.

Thirteen! I kid you not. In later life she couldn’t believe it herself. Nowadays, it’s more likely she would have a real one.

It reminds me of a joke about the much-parodied detergent ad:

         now hands that do dishes can feel as soft as your face 
         with mild green Fairy Liquid

         Mummy, why are your hands so soft?
         Because I’m only fifteen.

8 comments:

  1. Didn't you want to kill the child who said, "Bubbles...", or was that a soap advert?

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    1. I think that was indeed the Fairy Liquid ad. but I cannot condone killing children no matter how much they drive you to it.

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  2. We have high teenage pregnancy rates. Fit mums with fit bodies.

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    1. I'm joking in the post of course but my serious belief is that parents, schools and society have failed any child who becomes pregnant at such a young age.

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  3. Mummy why are your hand soft and mine are so rough?

    Because you're a bricklayer. Get to bloody work!

    Old Grumbleweeds joke me thinks!

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    1. Every one a gem! Mummy why are your hands so soft? Because Dad does all the washing up.

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  4. re the video...With a hairstyle like that, I would have been sorely tempted to plunge the sweet little daughter's head into the washing up bowl with its "Fairy" suds while saying, "Stop struggling you little bitch!"

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    1. I can't believe what violent tendencies these lovely scenes of mother and daughter quality time are stirring up.

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