I take great pride in exposing my daughter to the “classics.” By my definition, those are stories and music that are timeless, or those things that I really loved when I was younger. This list includes:
- Pride and Prejudice
- Tom Jones (EVERYONE should see this)
- Little Dorit
- Purple Rain
- Love and Basketball
- Lion King
- Luther Vandross
- Teena Marie (my daughter LOVES Teena!)
- Phyllis Hyman
- The Jungle Brothers (yeah…THAT song)
- Elvis Crespo (yup…that song)
- Missy Elliot
I was sure to raise my daughter on good television shows like the Cosby Show, Looney Tunes, In Living Color, and Animaniacs. (We like comedy.) So, I was really disappointed in myself when I realized that I failed to introduce her to two of my childhood favorites. When Bonnie Franklin passed, she looked at me and ask, “Who was that,” I told myself I would have to introduce her to the show.
But when the commercial below came on and she asked me, “What is that,” I felt like a COMPLETE failure!
I told her, “That’s K.I.T.T.”
“What’s a ‘K.I.T.T.?”
That question cut me to the quick! K.I.T.T. was not a “what.” K.I.T.T was/is a ‘who’! And I was sure I told her about K.I.T.T.’s sidekick, Michael Knight! Clearly, lessons must continue!
What are some of the classics you share with your kids?