I spent a lot of time being dropped off somewhere until 7th grade. In other words, I wasn’t home after school like a lot of people. My mother wasn’t neglectful, just busy.
As a girl, most people loved to push me into the direction of “girl” things. Pink, yellow, sugar and spice and all things nice were the themes of my youth. No matter how much I pushed back.
What I love most about having a son – especially a son first – is that I get to do all of those things that people in my youth found inappropriate. Most of all, fighting cartoons. I loved Voltron and He-Man.
I do have some “girly” in me. I loved the princess in this show. Mainly because she stood up to her father and ran with the boys.
I remember the first time that I showed my son this show (Thank God for YouTube). We sat together and enjoyed it. We had a blast.
A week later, I found myself watching it alone. I could remember the details of the shows. I curled up in my chair in front of the computer – watching the very formulated show. I knew now, what I knew then, what would happen next, but I watched three episodes in a row.
This Week’s Prompts
1.) Tell us about a kids TV show that you would be happy watching…without your kids.
2.) What was the last thing your child threw a temper tantrum over? Write a blog post from his/her point of view.
3.) Do you love YouTube? Share five of your all time favorite YouTube videos.
4.) Pumpkins! Anything with pumpkins!
5.) Open Instagram (if you have an account) and scroll down to the 4th photo shared by a friend. Share the photo, link to the person who posted it, and let it inspire a blog post.