Time flies. It feels like I've done nothing but I have been sewing....kinda. I've worked on a skirt block and made a pencil skirt, and I have been working on my vintage sheet quilt. I'll get some post on these next week, but for now lets see if I could get a fav knocked out this week.
This fav subject popped up in discussion last week with my 8 year old son.
"Why do you always watch The Young and the Restless?" he asked.
Well, obviously, because I like it. "Why do you always watch Pokemon, Ben 10, or the dozen other shows you watch?" I asked him, and he had the same reply, because he likes those shows.
I proceeded to tell him I've watched The Young and the Restless as long as I could remember, since I was little. He made a grossed out face and said "but it's for grown ups". Yeah, "but when I was little my grandma would watch it, so that meant I would watch it, because cartoons were not on all day long."
*Shock* The concept of no kid t.v. during the day is foreign. He starts questioning when were cartoons on and for how long?
Now from what I remember cartoons were only on, during the week, for about an hour in the morning, usually on PBS and for about an hour in the late afternoon; during the after school hour. Then there were Saturday morning cartoons for about 3 hours. After those times it was all "grow-up" shows.
He soon got bored of this subject, and walked way. Haha.
Anyways, I love The Young and the Restless. I've seriously watched it as long as I could remember. Of course I'd go those long stretches of not seeing it during the day like when I was in school, but in the summer I would watch it, and you'd get up to date quickly on what's been going on. Then there was the rare day off/holiday when it was actually on and I would get a quick fix, but now there is the Soapnet channel. They've been running The Young and the Restless the last several years, and boy was I happy when this happened. Also you can watch same day episodes on-line, which I do when I miss my 6 pm showing (I don't have Tivo). Eek! And the days I miss it in the evening and I don't get a chance to watch it on-line at home, I can now watch it during my lunch break on my phone while sitting in my car. Yeah...I'm a nut like that.
I don't know what it is that has me so drawn to it, but I love it. It's a guilty pleasure. Guilty? No, it's not a guilty pleasure....it's simply a pleasure. ;-)
So what did you watch as a kid that was not a cartoon? In the evenings I remember as a kid watching Golden Girls, Night Court, Designing Women....etc. I could not picture my kids watching those shows today, and it's very unlikely I'll watch reruns of those either.