I must have not had enough adult interaction, lately. I sit down to write and the white of the screen just grows and grows…and it mocks me a little bit, too. Really, I think the most interesting thing I’ve done lately is redye my hair cause the pink was getting a little dull.
Not dull now!
The kids and I took a jaunt to the pond for about an hour and pretended to fish (I need to find all the fishing gear!), and then we made a quick ice cream run on the way home. That was the sad part of the day, because in her gleeful excitement, Tiny Dancer opened the gas station door on her own foot (something I’ve totally done, by the way) and got a dirty, nasty cut that had to be doctored before ice cream time. The plan was popcorn, ice cream, and a movie; but we ended up watching Leave It to Beaver episodes instead.
(Oh, does that not look like fun to you city-people?! Hehe.)
I’m so glad my kids love the old shows! I think it’s just a matter of training them to, actually. But we’ve been watching Andy Griffith and Dick Van Dyke since they were itty bitty. They love all of it, now. And I swear that black and white t.v makes kids 50% calmer than color (though I have no scientific proof). I can’t wait to introduce them to I Love Lucy. It’s a toss up whether I’m saving to buy Lucy or Little House, first. But I want to read them the Little House series before I buy them the seasons, I think.
What were your top three favorite shows as a kid? Mine were Little House on the Prairie, I Love Lucy, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. And yes, I realize that only one of those reveals that I am actually thirty-three years old. I did have a few solid years of The Brady Bunch, too.
What are your kids’ top three shows, today? In what ways has kids’ t.v. improved in the past twenty or thirty years…and in what ways has it not (in your opinion)?