Do you remember this show?
Who am I kidding? Of course you do. A single dad fighting his way in the world with his 3 daughters. All with the help of the lovable Uncles Joey and Jesse. Mann. I loved Full House. I grew up in a family where my parents had no idea of what TV I watched (which was awesome) and I don't think they would have any idea how much I loved this show. The, perhaps, more embarrassing thing is that I loved it well into syndication (which if you do the math means I was a 16 year-old who still watched Full House when it came on in the afternoons--right before dinner time). My only consolation is that I watched it with my brother who is 3 years older than I am and he was well into his hippy phase.
Looking back on it, I can't believe that Full House lasted for 8 seasons (for those of you who are curious, it is still syndicated). One of the tricks they used, which I believe was part of their lasting success, was what they lacked in serious content and good writing they made up for in kids doing funny things. Remember this face?
I thought about that yesterday as I posted all of those adorable pictures of Claire. I thought about it this morning when I snapped a picture of these beauties (in this picture I am holding her hand because she is trying to pull them out. The piggies lasted....oh...10 minutes).
Sometimes what I lack in serious content and good writing I make up for in pictures of my kid doing funny, adorable things. I don't think I can change that. Maybe I don't want to change that. It worked for Full House right? Have a reasonably good plot line, some mediocre actors, tackle issues that deal with families and you get 8 seasons of television that shaped a generation (that might be a stretch but I dare you to find any girl aged 30-35 who did not have a crush on one of the two uncles).
I'm going to continue to have posts where Claire steals the show (look at those piggies! How could she not?) but I'll also make sure that the characters are lovable, that we tackle some issues, that we have a reasonably good plot line and acting is at least mediocre.