Friday, May 17, 2013
This was G on her first day of first grade, way back in 2008. Today, we will celebrate the end of fifth grade. We've attended a parent orientation for middle school and G went on a tour of the school a few weeks ago. The adorable little girl in the photo is now 11 years old, almost taller than me, and sometimes accidentally wears my jeans to school. I feel very proud and incredibly old at the same time.
Milestones like this make me reminisce about when my babies were actual babies and things I did when I was their age. I grew up in what G enjoys referring to as "back in the nineteen hundreds" (the 1980's to be exact). Over the weekend, I was listing the popular 80's movies or TV shows that I somehow missed out on in my youth and the list was disturbingly long. Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, St. Elmo's Fire, The Goonies, Gremlins, and any Star Wars movie somehow escaped my viewing. In my defense, I did at least watch Dirty Dancing a thousand times and Judd Nelson from Breakfast Club was super hot to my young self. I made the mistake of mentioning that I had never once watched "Miami Vice" not realizing that Netflix has numerous seasons. Hubs immediately played an episode for me, and let me tell you- that show was perhaps the biggest cheese fest ever. I can't believe that show was popular, or that some boys adopted the pastel jacket look. Maybe it was awesome at the time but somehow I don't think so.
Since I will be all nostalgic today, I'll share some movies/TV shows from the good old days of my youth that are available on Netflix. Note: Netflix did not sponsor this post. They do not know I exist. I just get 90% of my entertainment from Netflix.
TV sitcoms: "Cheers", "Family Ties", "Frasier", "Freaks and Geeks", "Miami Vice", "Quantum Leap", "Saved By the Bell" ( I won't tell if you watch), "Wings" and a ton of "Saturday Night Live" episodes and special "Best Of..." versions.
Movies: Clue, Clueless, Dirty Dancing, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Heathers, Pretty in Pink, and Teen Wolf.
Perhaps I'll watch some of these this weekend to recapture my youth. After today, I'll probably need it. Have a great weekend!