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Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Grand Girls are here and I don't know whether to beg for quiet or run in fear when it happens.  My son, their father, and my daughter were certainly not allowed to be so rambunctious but I try not to interfere.  I know I didn't appreciate any parental advice back in my day. 

Here are some of Elayna's new drawings and pictures of the girls drawing and playing with Play Dough.





I saw some interesting tv programs this evening while I had a few quiet minutes.  Both were new shows on ABC.  The first was Nathan Fillion's new series, The Rookie.  The write-ups said not to expect Castle humor from him but there was still some.  I think he is one of those actors that is himself with a slight character change in each new series.  I've loved him in Firefly so I accept his style of acting.  I'll be curious to see if I continue to like this program.  

The second series I saw was The Kids are Alright with Mary McCormak as the wife and mother of a working-class Catholic family of 8 boys somewhere outside Los Angeles.  Growing up around a lot of large to very large Catholic families I can appreciate the humor of the Catholic influence on the family lifestyle.  I also had a friend who was one of 6 boys, though not Catholic, and the tales he told of an all boy family are very similar to what I saw on the show.  Again, it was only one viewing but it looked good.  Besides I always love a flashback of the 70s.  

That's it for tonight. 


7 comments:

  1. I don't have a grandchild yet (Jim has three) nut I'm sure if I ever do i will not agree with their parenting. But I'll also try to keep my mouth shut. Missed both those shows. I'll be glad to get back to AZ so i know what the tv schedule is.

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  2. What a great opening line! And I like the pictures.

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  3. I want to see that show with Mary MCormack because I like her and the 70's was something I thought I could relate to. I was from a very large and loud Italian Catholic working class family. Same thing, different food. :-)

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  4. Hahaha,. Drawing and play-do seem like pretty quiet time activities. Having grandchildren, I completely get it though.

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  5. I certainly don't remember kids being so loud and rambunctious either back in MY day. We were told to sit still, be quiet and behave. The adults were the focus of goings-on in the room, not the kids. I think things have gone a bit too far the other way now but I'm just an old curmudgeon these days.

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  6. I enjoyed this post, Barb. I think you're a great grandma.

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  7. Fan of Nathan's so I will probably enjoy the show. It is hard to keep up with the boundless energy of young ones isn't it? If we only had just a wee bit of their energy.

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