Sunday, May 10, 2009
Question Of The Week
One of my all time favorite TV shows.....Family Ties. Remember when TV was a shared event? Think way back....before Tivo and DVD's.....HD and even remote control (gasp!)? I can recall watching Friday night videos with my big brother and thinking it was the coolest thing ever. When The Wizard of Oz came on each year, my mom would make stove top popcorn and we'd enjoy it as a family. Saturday morning cartoons.....playing Wheel of Fortune.....The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown each fall.
My SIL, Britney, has movie nights with her family at least once a week. A night I think I started years ago....she has perfected.....house is always stocked with popcorn and M&M's and they cuddle in bed while sharing a movie.
Television used to bring families together. Now, it seems we retreat to our own rooms, watch shows without commercials and rarely share it with someone. I miss that. I don't think TV is the evil force many do. Perhaps it's because I don't watch much and we keep our kids busy and outdoors often. But, I am going to make greater efforts to make it a family thing.
***What are favorite shows from your childhood?