There is so much talk today about the amount of television children watch. We all hear about parents who limit the amount of television their children watch. Everyone is afraid that too much television can be bad for children. People say that violent people watched violent shows when they were growing up.
I do not know if any of that is true, but I do know this. The television shows I watched as a child had an effect on me. I know that I am the decorator I am today because of the television shows I was addicted to as a child.
You may be asking yourself, "What shows are responsible for this? Who can we blame?" Well, here are the culprits. They all look a little suspicious to me.
The first one was Little House on the Prairie. Oh how I wanted to have loft bedroom! It looked so warm and cozy and how fun it would be to climb a ladder every night to go to bed. Remember when they added on the little kitchen for Ma? I loved that kitchen! I loved all the things in that house. If it hadn't been for the Ingalls maybe I wouldn't like some of the primitive items I like today.
The second shifting characters were the Waltons. They made living through the depression with too many kids to feed fun. I loved their long farmhouse table and all the wonderful kitchen items they had. The Hoosier was one of my favorite items. I know that when I look at many of the kitchen items that I collect, I can not help but think, "Goodnight, John Boy."
So, I guess to answer my own question, television does have an effect on children. I am just thankful that I was a child during the time when television was safe to watch and could make a child a better person and a fair decorator!
Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More! I appreciate you stopping by and I hope that you will come back as often as you can. Never forget, "If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all."
Goodnight Jeff...Goodnight Dan...Goodnight Parker...Goodnight Peyton...Goodnight Paycee Girl...Goodnight everybody!
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