If you’ve been watching TV lately, you might have seen a kid that Campbell’s has “discovered.” It’s an 8 year old boy dubbed the Wisest Kid in the Whole World. He’s not just 8, he’s eternally 8.
Now, my son is only 6 and he’s pretty darn smart but I can tell you at 6, he’s nowhere near wise. And I know a few 8 year olds and I’m a little hesitant to call them wise but maybe something magical happens between the years of 6 and 8.
So I decided to get my son Evan’s perspective. I asked him a couple of questions about wisdom in general, threw in a few planted questions to make me sound like a great mom, and then talked briefly about soup. Because this is Campbell’s after all.
Here’s what happened when I
forced asked my son to sit down with me and what happened when I introduced him to the Wisest Kid in the Whole World.
If you haven’t seen the commercial, don’t worry. Imma hook you up at the end of this post.
But it got me to thinking about my own parenting. I struggle between being the “grown-up” which still feels like a foreign idea to me and being a grown-up kid. I’m kind of old but not so old that I don’t remember what I did and didn’t like as a kid. And one thing I remember about being a kid is wishing more grown-ups would listen to me.
The whole idea behind this new Campbell’s campaign is that kids actually have a lot of wise things to say about a lot of things. (Yes, even boys. It’s not always about potty talk. Just… mostly). And Campbell’s is inviting you to share your kid’s wisest words. Tip: You actually have to listen to them and usually you can find them buried deep in what they’re saying.
For example, my son has been complaining about his bus driver lately saying she yells at the kids. A lot. I told him that maybe she’s just grumpy. He came home last week and said he thought about that and thought that maybe she just needs someone to be nice to her. So when he was exiting the bus on Friday, she said “have a good weekend.” And in his effort to kill her with kindness, he looked her squarely in the eyes and said, “You too.”
It was a proud moment for him. It was a proud moment for me! Maybe he is just a little wise. Just not when it comes to mealtime.
I’ll be working with Campbell’s over the next few months as we learn more about this Wisest Kid in the Whole World and hope maybe he sheds a little wisdom that kids and moms can relate to.
And before you go, will you reminisce with me?
Tell me your favorite Campbell’s soup when you were growing up and what your kids love. In case you missed it in the video, I loved Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup!
P.S. I am working as a Campbell Soup Company Ambassador which involves compensation. All posts, thoughts, and opinions are mine. All mine.