OK~ I will admit that I do enjoy The Food Network and Brady Bunch, Andy Griffith, and Little House On The Prairie re-runs. My boys could care less about these shows. Back in the day when these television shows were popular, our lives seemed much simpler.
TV is so much different today. Reality tv is everywhere. I enjoy reality tv, but it fails to send a message that the tv shows of yesterday did. With reality tv, our kids see people struggling with weight, racing around the world, and even trying to survive! Yep, I enjoy these tv shows on an occasional basis, but from a parental point of view, these shows (in my opinion) do not represent real life.
Charles Ingalls brought compassion to the living rooms of many families in the 1970's. Carol Brady offered insight into bringing up kids, in a blended family, in the 1970's as well. Andy Griffith showed us how law enforcement worked in the quiet town of Mayberry. I wonder if there are any towns left that offer the solitude that Mayberry did?
If I had younger children in my house, I would struggle with what to allow them to watch. The good old family viewing hour no longer exists, and cartoons play 24/7. I loved Saturday mornings as a child, as the cartoons were something I looked forward to. Time to roll with the changes and hope that our kids of today will embrace the good old classics like this Mom has! by the way, I wonder what the classics will be in twenty years, any thoughts? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?