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.”