I knew I wanted to watch them with the kids.
It took a couple of months, but I finally decided, yes, it's time.
Before starting the show, I said, "I used to watch a show just like this when I was young. It was called Boy Meets World. It was about Cory, who is now a teacher, and father to Riley, who is one of his students. He fell in love with Topanga--yes, Natalie?"
Natalie had raised her hand. She does this sometimes.
"Topanga is a weird name. Why?" she asked.
I blinked. "That's just her name. Her parents were a little odd. She was a little odd. But Cory didn't care. She gave Cory his first kiss--"
"Ew!" Natalie said, wrinkling her nose.
"ANYWAY. The point is, I watched Cory and Topanga grow up. I grew up with them."
"You watched the dad in high school? Are you all old now?" Tommy wanted to know.
I blinked again. "I mean....I wouldn't use the word OLD..ANYWAY. Let's begin."
So we watched the first three episodes. Tommy was like, "What? They're in seventh grade and they all have PHONES? I don't have a phone yet and I'm in seventh grade."
Natalie was like, "Are these middle school problems?"
Tommy was like, "They're in DETENTION?! I've never been in detention because I listen."
Natalie was like, "Is Lucas going to kiss Riley? Or is Riley going to kiss Lucas?"
But they liked the show! Tommy said it was cool that they were in seventh grade, but that his teachers weren't like Cory. And also, he didn't have a history class, because it was called social studies.
Natalie was glad to know about middle school problems.
I didn't mind the show either. Sometimes shows on The Disney Channel make me want to tear my ears off. This one wasn't bad. Yes, obviously it had its eye roll moments, but it's because I'm an adult.
So go watch Girl Meets World if you haven't.
Remember what it was like seeing Cory and Topanga get together? Remember the break ups? Remember when she almost got together with Andrew KEEGAN?
Ahh, Cory and Topanga.
I watched Cory and Topanga fall in love. Now I'll watch them raise a seventh grader. Maybe I'll get some tips. You guys do know that the middle school world scares me, after all.
I'm glad they made it.
(Tommy was like, "Are these people real? You're talking like these people are real." "No son. Mommy gets attached to characters in books. And characters in shows and movies. Plus, you do know that your parents met in high school, right?")