May 22, 2014 by Katia
“Imagine a life without texting!” said a friend’s six-year-old son to her.
“I don’t have to!” she responded.
Well, believe it or not, I may know my way around a payphone myself, but I’m tempted to not make 5 Year Old privy to this information. When I try to imagine having to explain at some point that my high school papers were not typed on a computer but written by hand, I’m instantly Throw Back Thursdayed to my own childhood and my mom reminiscing about school and inkwells.
Like every other old person you and I know, I also believe that my inevitable exile to non-cooldom once my son hears about my penned school projects is going to be premature and I’m going to refuse to accept it.
Life was beautiful in the 90’s, sons, I’ll tell him and his 21-month-old brother, and if you don’t believe me just Netflix it! The 90’s were way cool. Yes they were. Yes, they were!! YES THEY WERE!!! Here are some shows mommy enjoyed as a VERY young teenager (think tween) but they’re much more than that. They’re windows into mommy’s soul, fashion choices and evolving taste in men. They are Aesopean Must Watch Fables accompanied by life lessons. Check out this listicle, sons, and internalize the lessons. After all, this is what parenting’s all about. You’re welcome.
*walks away while still ahead of the game. Boys start throwing stuff at each other and make poop references*
1. Beverly Hills 90210 – Life Lesson: They will always remember that you’re from Minneapolis, but don’t you worry, honey, guess who’s going to look like an idiot when it snows?
2. Party of Five – *tries to unstick Anna Kendrick’s Cups from her head*
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – If I only teach you one thing, let it be this.
Despite what Hollywood tells you, kid, vampires do not make good life partners.
4. X Files – Sometimes it WAS the alien.
5. Fresh Prince of Bell Air – YES THEY WEEEEEEEEEEREEEEEEEEl! *cringes*
6. Dawson’s Creek – Never. EVER. Pick. Up. The. Ice. Cream. Off. The. Car. Floor. Board. When. Driving. NEVER. #scarredforlife.
7. Twin Peaks – Sometimes you just won’t get it. Move on.
8. Family Guy – Don’t trust the baby with the British accent.
What are your favourite “old” shows and what “life lessons” did they teach you?
If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can find ALL of the mentioned shows on Netflix Canada.
If you’re feeling super-truper-beams-are-gonna-blind-me nostalgic here’s some related reading from other bloggers:
9 Life Lessons From Beverly Hills, 90210 – Left Brain Buddha
Things I Liked About the 90’s – Sand in my Toes