I have discovered something that I hate to admit. I’m old. Maybe I don’t always act like it. Sometimes I don’t look like it. I’ve been told I don’t sound like it. But I have memories of fashion, food and TV shows from so long ago that they are coming back into style.
Miss M is kind of a free-spirit when it comes to attire. She wears whatever she feels like. Miss K, on the other hand, likes to set trends sometimes (like with Monster Coats) while blend in with her friends other times (flip, flip, Flipeez). I’m fine with that. What I wasn’t fine with was her request for suspenders. If you think they’re cool and trendy then you don’t remember them when they were around when I was young. The kids love them and Miss K’s classmates are wearing them. Despite my attempts to tell her how cool we looked in them (figuring that would sway her interest away from them), that didn’t work. She still wants some because her friends are wearing them. Ehhh. I tried. All kinds of retro things are in… I keep seeing blog posts about poke cakes. You know, a regular cake you poke with a wooden spoon then pour Jello over? Don’t even get me started on how “in” retro video games are!
Whether we agree on fashion or not, I’m really enjoying the kids interest in some of my old-time favorites. As a family, we’ve been watching anything super-hero we can. Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. weekly along with all the movies in the Marvel line. In order, too. During each movie as well as in the series, there are backstory references that required some explaining. We’re excited that the girls can now watch episodes of the same “The Incredible Hulk” that I grew watching!
There are actually quite a few classic TV shows available on Netflix. Miss K has discovered The Andy Griffith Show and often watches it with her dad. One of these days, I plan to introduce them to The Munsters and Leave It To Beaver. Maybe they’ll even fall in love with The Wonder Years.
I’m a huge fan of Star Trek: TNG (and beyond) but I bet the girls would get a kick out of The Original Series. They’re totally into science-fiction and watching Kirk, Spock and the crew will make more sense since they saw the reboot movie. Of course, we’re going to have to sit down and watch Dr. Who as a family because none of us have seen that yet!
Just the other day, Scott and I were talking about how many sitcoms are pushing the limits by including more words then just bleeping them out. That was never an issue with the classic shows. There are so many good, clean shows that not only are entertaining but also have some important life lessons. As I said last month when I talked about all the science and math shows on Netflix, I’m one of those moms who thinks it is okay to let the kids stream.
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What was your favorite classic TV show? Do you ever go back and watch old shows?