I was watching TV with my girls last Saturday morning (late morning, of course; remember, I have teenagers!) and naturally it got into a battle of who-wants-to-watch-what. I made some kind of comment that we wouldn’t have been having that kind of conversation when I was little.
They stared blankly at me. They completely didn’t get it.
“When I was growing up, we only had three stations. Four if you count the PBS station. ”
“That is just crazy!!”
“How did you ever LIVE??”
Seriously? How did I ever LIVE?
When I was growing up, we had some of the BEST TV and some of the BEST TV commercials.
And my friends and I all knew this was true because there was always an amazing show on any of those 3 channels on Saturday morning. You also didn’t meet your friends outside to play until your “shows” were over. And it was the only time you stayed inside because it was the only time cartoons were on.
Today? We have HUNDREDS of channels. And sometimes you can’t find even ONE decent show on.
PS – Thanks to my friend, Deb, for the tip!