I don’t know what to make of the new show Parenthood soon to be on NBC. Most of the time I saw previews that made the show seem like a typical sitcom:
But the other day, I saw a preview that made me get a little misty eyed. I have to admit, it was a little moving. Odd to say, since I don’t watch much TV, let alone sitcoms, but the thing just struck a cord. It basically showed you how Parenthood (in the sense of having little ones) was just too short. Kids learning to swim, play baseball, act like grown-ups. It all seems to go normally as it’s happening, but then every once and again you stop and wish it would just slow down. You feel like the party is coming up to midnight and you didn’t get to dance all the dances and drink all the gin and tonics.
I feel that often these days with my kids. It’s so great to see them growing up, but at the same time, I don’t want it to happen to soon. I can see how tough it will be when they become teenagers, go to college, get jobs, move out, and get married. I can also see how great and reinvigorated it must be to have grandkids. It’s like you get a little bit of your old life back. I guess for now, I just have to remember to take it all in, enjoy it while it lasts, and remember it as being a wonderful life changing ride.