So Josh was sick for a couple of days this week. I think he caught what I just got over. He went back to school today, but he was home for two days earlier in the week.
And while I had his undivided attention for two days and he wasn't feeling well enough to do anything but lay on the couch, I declared a retro TV marathon. If there is one thing that I LOVE, it is sharing movies and TV from my generation with my kids. I get super excited about it and make a whole big deal about it. Sometimes they love it, and sometimes not, but they're usually good sports and will indulge me in some nostalgia. We've had Back To The Future marathons, a Goonies viewing party, a Wonder Years marathon...I'm always finding an old movie or TV show to share with my kids.
Since Josh is the oldest, I get to do most of it with him, because I let him see things I don't let the younger ones watch yet. I have loved it as Josh has gotten older and is finally old enough to watch some of the shows and movies I love. We have recently watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Better Off Dead, Can't Buy Me Love, and a whole slew of other classic movies that I love. I'm excited that I get to do it again in a few years with Matthew and again with Clarissa, who will even be more fun because she'll like all the girly movies the boys won't care about. We are SO having a Pretty In Pink party! :)
Anyway, the marathon we chose for Josh's sick days wasn't nearly as retro as some of the others that we've seen, but it felt retro. It was Freaks and Geeks. I LOVE Freaks and Geeks. It sadly only went 18 episodes before getting cancelled, but it's 18 episodes of awesomeness and it was the perfect way to fill a couple of sick days. So we spent two days marathoning the whole 18 episodes. Well, actually, we finished 17 while he was sick. We couldn't get the last one in yesterday, so we finished it today. After school today we immediately sat down and watched the last episode.
He loved it and I finally have someone to discuss it's awesomeness with! We mourned together over the fact that they left us with a cliffhanger that will never be resolved. Will Daniel become a geek? Will Lindsey be grounded forever for running off with Kim? We'll never know. Sad.
But it was awesome while it lasted and bonding with my kids over cheesy retro TV is super fun. Watching the last episode today with Josh was fun, and it made me super happy. So after we finished the final episode together, we took a cellphone selfie together to commemorate the occasion. :)
I love that show too and it's sooo sad it was cancelled! My own 14 year old daughter just watched and then rewatched the series too, and loved it. She's into my old 80s movies too. Footloose, Dirty Dancing, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club...so much fun to share! Glad Josh is into doing this with you.
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