Sunday, April 1, 2012

the wonder years

Last week Chris introduced our girls to that nostalgic, sweet, coming-of-age television series The Wonder Years. We have been watching two 20 minute episodes every evening and they can't get enough.  We have enjoyed laughing along with our daughters as Kevin Arnold  tries to make sense of the ever changing world around him, especially as he struggles with the familiar territory of junior high school, girls, parents, friends, siblings, and society in general.

There is something so innocent about this show that you can't find on television today (probably the reason we don't watch TV, unless it's the Brady Bunch or Little House on the Prairie :-).  In a culture that has left these old fashioned values in the dust and embraces immorality and shifting values at every turn, it's refreshing to once again have family time together laughing and sharing experiences that are universally familiar to each of us.

I know my kids feel a little left out when their peers are discussing the latest Modern Family episode, but their lives will be much richer for the experience of sitting together at the end of the day watching a show that not only brings a smile to their face, but teaches a valuable life lesson as well . . . without the cringe factor.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Where's the "like" button? I would push it!
Thanks for the recommendation. Lane and I loved this show, and I know our kids would love it too! Gonna have to netflix it I think!