There are some sitcoms that are timeless. My kids love to watch The Brady Bunch, The Cosby Show and Leave It To Beaver. Lessons from these shows often translate into something we can talk about, something that reinforces values we are trying to teach them.
And sometimes, an episode is merely a sign of the times and a chance for us to see how far we’ve come.
We were watching a Leave It To Beaver episode recently regarding the topic of smoking.
First June Cleaver says, “But Wally promised not to start smoking until he was old enough!”
(Old enough? What?)
And then my 9-year-old son turns to me and asks, “What’s an ashtray?”
You know what?
In the last 50 years, I think our generation has finally gotten something right.