June 30, 2015 by Katia
I believe that nostalgia plays a big part in the bond we create with our children. In moving countries and continents I’ve eliminated the shared geography basis. In having boys, some further shared interests were crossed off the list. The nostalgia I felt toward the components of my own childhood has been stripped off of some essential ingredients, but the bond that this reduced form of nostalgia allows is all the more valuable for that reason precisely.
Shared childhood interests can be found in unexpected places.
Some things from your childhood are always relevant.
Other things grow in and out of favour.
Some pivotal characters from your life will only blaze through theirs, but they will leave a mark.
I miss my childhood, the people, experiences, places and magic that came with it, but every so often I get to brush up against it through my kids. And for that, too, I am eternally grateful. *** This was a Netflix Stream Team post on the topic of throw back. Some of my own favourite childhood shows that my children now watch are Sesame Street, Garfield and I was recently amazed to find a super oldie from my super childhood – Maya the Bee. Do you watch any of your favourite childhood shows with your kids?