Monday, August 25, 2014

That Time I Watched Girl Meets World With My Kids

I had been saving the episodes of Girl Meets World since June.

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?") 


29 comments:

  1. I remember Boy Meets World and would love to check out Girl Meets World but it's not yet airing on Disney here. I'll keep an eye out for it though!

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  2. We've been watching it and we don't even have kids! I loved watching Boy Meets World. Did you happen to see that they are having a holiday special where they are bringing back Shawn, Feeney and the Matthew's??!?!?

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  3. i've never seen either show. i was too "old" for the original, i told myself. i think i was in HS! i had only heard of topanga as a city on CA, hehe.

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  4. I must have been too old for the original because I never saw it. I've heard about it, though. Lucy just started middle school this year, so I think she'd probably love this! (but she will feel ripped off she doesn't have a phone either!) --Lisa

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  5. I grew up with Boy Meets World too. Is Cory's nose really that long now?! Yikes. Is Shawn still around in their life?

    OKOK I guess I need to watch it. Hmm.

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  6. I loved Boy Meets World. :) I think it's awesome that you get to share it with your children now.

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  7. It's funny...I never thought Topanga was a weird name because I grew up with her. I wish I had kids to watch the new version with. It's awesome that you get to do that.

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  8. I used to LOVE Boy Meets World. Girl Meets World scares me a little because I am afraid that I am not going to like it as much and I don't want it to ruin my memories. BUT your post has me thinking that I might just have to give it a try!

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  9. That's totally fun that you get to share this with your kids!!! :-) It's awesome that Girl Meets World is a things! :-)

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  10. I had no idea that the show was a spin-off - fun!! Does the same actor play Cory?
    Great picture of you & Tom!!!

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  11. I watched the first episode and thought I put it on my DVR list but have not seen anymore episodes. Wonder if my kids deleted it?

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  12. I always loved and still do, Topanga's gorgeous hair!

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  13. Oh how weird it would be to watch this! I remember watching it growing up.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  14. Oh how weird it would be to watch this! I remember watching it growing up.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  15. That high school photo is gold!
    It does make me feel a bit old to see Cory like that, but only a little!
    I've been feeling older lately. I hope that reverses.
    Also, this exchange was hilarious!
    I would figure someone would have a Topanga comment!

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  16. I watched Boy Meets World, but I haven't seen the new one yet. I love your kids' observations though!

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  17. Everyone has been hating on Girl Meets World but I think it's really cute!! and I'm a big fan of Boy Meets World.

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  18. Hahahah... I love how Tommy asked if they were real - I act like that with characters, too!

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  19. I love Boy Meets World! I have only watched a few episodes of Girl Meets World. I thought it was okay. I still love Cory and Topanga though.

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  20. My niece ended up loving the show, too! I'm so excited to be able to share it with her!

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  21. How fun that you get to share the show with your kids!

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  22. I never watched Boy Meets World -- I don't think we had the Disney channel back then.
    But his is why I stick with Super Hero shows and Scooby Doo. They are easy to explain: it's always a guy in a costume.

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  23. I've been meaning to watch this. Don't think I can convince my boys to join me though! Love the comments from your kids - SO funny!

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  24. I loved Boy Meets World and I knew there was something coming out but I hadn't seen anything because on Spark, they still play episodes of Boy Meets World so I thought it was just that they were talking about. I wonder if my daughter would like it!

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  25. My daughter loves this show. I have watched it with her some. It is a pretty good show. :)

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  26. I was THRILLED and totally geeked out when I saw this was going to be a show. It's definitely gotten the Disney treatment but overall, it's not too bad. My daughter, who is the same age as yours, enjoys it and it's nice to have a show we can watch together and doesn't make me want to throw things at the TV.

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  27. Love your High School photo! I haven't watched the show yet, but it's all recorded on the DVR and ready to roll one of these days.

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  28. AW! This is a super cute post! I'm glad your kids enjoyed it, I HAVE to watch it because uhm yeah. I grew up with them too. And Sabrina. And whatever else was on TGIF. lol SUCH a cute picture of you and your husband

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