Yesterday I watched an old movie...not a black and white old movie (although I love B&W films) this one is from 1980 (it makes me sad that 1980 was 30 years ago) and realized, compared to the shows we see today (90210, The Hills, Real Housewives...) that movie was real. I mean, look at it. The high school kids actually look like high school kids. They had teenage hair styles, wore school clothes and didn't look like they needed to be carded.
Way back, when I was a kid (Mom, stop laughing), kids looked like kids. Kids wanted to be kids. Of course, we rolled our eye and cried "Ma-ooom!" when she kissed us good-bye. But when I was 12, I didn't worry about dating, getting a job or s-e-x. We played games, Red Rover, Sardines, Roller Skating Races, Cul de Sac Baseball. The most risqué thing we did was TP the neighbor's house. We were so bad.
Also, is it me, or is it a little backwards? The 12 year olds acting like 30 year olds and the 30 year olds acting 16. I would like to know when this became main stream and why it happened..
My Bodyguard (Not THE Bodyguard with Costner & Houston), if you haven't seen it is a study in Bullying. I am not a fan of giving movies away so I will only say, Cliff comes up with, at the time, an ingenious solution. If you haven't seen this movie, I recommend it...I recommend that you sit and watch it with your kids. It is rated PG (11+). Stars. Adam Baldwin, Chris Makepeace, Matt Dillon, Joan Cusack (and Keep your eyes peeled for Jennifer Beals, George Wendt and the Cusack's Dad).
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