Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Where are Hope and Michael when you need them?

In the late 80's, I was addicted to a t.v. show called thirtysomething. It was about a youngish (30-something) couple, Hope & Michael Steadman. They were starting a family and living a grown up life, with all their friends and the drama that goes with all that. I was twentysomething at the time, and ready to start a family of my own. . I loved the idea of becoming a grown up and still having all these friends around all the time, sharing just like in college. The Big Chill was my favorite movie during that era of my life, which had similar themes.

Anyway, Hope and Michael kind of helped me work through what being a mom of young children might be like. How I might handle things, what I might do so I could stay home more with the kids, what challenges we might meet.

My brother-in-law even told us once that we had a perfect life, just like Hope and Michael.

But the show ended while their kids were still little. I was just thinking this morning that I could use some kind of Hope & Michael sending their kids off to college about now. Not that t.v. is the best place to find mentors, but sometimes . . .

My whole point was to try to add some levity. Life is good. Thanks for the words of support Kristin & Amy!


Amy said...

Totally off subject, but the end of your post caught me off guard. My sister's name is Kristin... so I read the "Kristin and Amy" and had to do a double take!

Hmm... shows where the child goes to college?? Gilmore Girls? That's all I've got. I'll keep thinking. :)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Your girl did such a great job on her solos the other night!