Tuesday, October 30, 2007

From the geezer files....

I'm feeling very nostalgic today -

Remember when it was a HUGE DEAL when the holiday specials were on tv? Schedules were cleared for the likes of the Peanuts Gang, Frosty, Rudolf, Peter Cottontail and more. If you missed it - TOO BAD. That was your only chance and it wouldn't be on for another YEAR!

There was a specific protocol to be followed; rituals that were as important as the show itself. Dinner (maybe even something junky like mac and cheese FROM A BOX!) , bath, pajamas, teeth, hair, drag your pillow and blanket from the BED to the COUCH, turn off all the lights, snuggle in and enjoy.

I miss these moments; with DVDs, TiVo, Cable and a million viewing choices that can be enjoyed again and again and again it just doesn't feel as special.

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown celebrates it's 40th anniversary tonight on television. So tonight to celebrate this momentous occasion, we're going to make dinner (not mac and cheese from a box; maybe some garlic bread from a bag, though) shower (even in a wave of nostalgia, one has to consider our $400 water bill), get the jammies on, drag the bedding down, turn the lights off and enjoy a moment from the dark ages. (For those of you keeing score, it's on ABC - one of the two channels we get.)

I hope you get a chance to enjoy it too.

8 comments:

Mike said...

thank you! thank you! thank you! i just flew down the stairs and, well, set my TiVo...since today was a no nap day and with trick or treating tomorrow, there's no chance Aidan was going to make it tonight!

Jeff Mac said...

I got a rock...

TX Poppet said...

Ooo yeah, our world stopped for The Great Pumpkin tonight.

my minivan is faster than yours said...

Just reading this gave me the goosebumps. It was such a big deal to watch all of those "once a year" shows back in the day. I feel so nastalgic right now I may just go play a game or two of Frogger :)

Alpha DogMa said...

$400 water bill? Per year? I hope that' per year.

Enjoy your night

beta mom said...

Mike - I know, I know. Isn't it funny how our perspective changes? We live and die by the naps.
and....you're welcome.

Mac - poor charlie brown. maybe it will turn out differently this year...alas....no.

TX - Ours, too, and it was AWESOME!

Mini - FROGGER! Add some pong and pac man to that list and it's a date!

Alpha - sadly, that's our quarterly bill. We live on an island (Not to be confused with Rhode Island, which is also where we live), and water is expensive. Ironic, isn't it? Surrounded by water and we have to take 5 minute showers.

Mom said...

Now I know what to get you for your birthday! H2o

creative-type dad said...

We saw it too! Although, I had to program the DVR...