As a family, we’ve gotten into several series that the kids really loved. We like to get pizza on Friday nights and watch something together. First was the BBC’s Merlin (which the kids adored), then Robin Hood (also BBC), then the BBC’s Sherlock.
The kids had loved Merlin, but once we watched Sherlock — everything else was forgotten. At least for our son.
After we watched all the Sherlock episodes, our son was lost. He loves Sherlock, and is even reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. He didn’t know what to do with himself when the show was over. I’m pretty sure he knows the release date of the next episode.
We tried other shows — Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D — but they didn’t really stick. Finally, our son came home from school one Friday asking about Dr. Who. We ordered a pizza that night and queued up episode one.
As the show began, our 12 year old son said, “Oooh! BBC! It’s going to be good.”
Our kids are now Dr. Who fans. Somehow we allowed them to convince us last night — on a school night — to watch it. We had gotten takeout for dinner and our son said, “If I take a shower early, and we don’t have to cook or clean, we would have time…”
So last night, after soccer, swimming, and Five Guys burgers and grilled cheese, we curled up on the couch together, each under half a blanket, yanking and tucking until it was equally shared, and watched Dr. Who.
For the month of April, I will publish a 10-minute free write each day using a prompt from my prompt box. Minimal editing. No story. Just thoughts spilling onto the page. Trying to get back into the writing habit. Thank you to Little Miss Fabulousness for the prompt “1/2 a blanket.”
5 thoughts on “Half a blanket”
That sounds like something my family does!!! From ordering food to tucking at the blanket. And I have watched several series myself… Sherlock is a master piece… 🙂 vikings from history channel is my current favorite.. Though it might be too much gore for a 12 year old!
I loved Sherlock – watched it on Netflix. My 18 year old son is into Merlin (I have seen a few episodes and it is good). I have also seen some of the Dr. Who and must get back into them. My daughter (23) finished watching her favourite series the other day and said she now had PSD. I asked what that was and she said “Post Series Depression.” I think that’s true.
Two out of 4 of us in my household are definitely Sherlock fans. My daughter is a Dr Who fan and, while not exactly a fan, I enjoy watching episodes with her. She and her dad are into Agents of Shield (I’m more of a Peggy Carter fan) and they watch Blacklist together. I’m into Outlander these days (totally not appropriate for kids) but between seasons during Droughtlander, I moved on to Poldark (excellent BBC series). Your kids are right – BBC does have a lot of great programs. 🙂
Huzzah for new Whovians! My wife and I have been fans since the Eccleston days; we even got to meet David Tennant last year!
I’m assuming your son is counting down the hours until they announce the new companion on Saturday?
Love little family routines like this! My husband and I are huge Doctor Who fans. Can’t wait to get our little one into it when she is old enough 😛
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