| 4/14/2014 12:58:00 PM

CEA distinct phrase in a movie included “... a mysterious and compelling issue ... parenthood.” The “mom” in Spy Kids 2 said this. The topic of important missions was part of the storyline. So, I think the phrase should be restated as ... a mysterious and compelling mission ... parenthood.

(If you have not had the opportunity to see the Spy Kid movies, don’t hesitate any longer! They’re fun and fast-paced and remind us how much fun our kids were in their ‘hey (hey Mom!)'days."

It does not seem possible that I have 30 years experience as a mom and a few years as grandma to precious young ones.

We often hear about folks who have lived long enough to remember the radio being the family hub for entertainment. Board games and storytelling were also important family activities. Yet, both of these past-times seem almost obsolete.

With wonder I remember when my parents brought home our first television. It was a small cabinet-like package that broadcast exciting adventures with Disney, and heart-tugging stories about Lassie, all in shades of gray. Oh! I can’t forget to mention the evening news for Dad. My homework assignments often included current events. No longer did I have to refer to newspapers alone (b-o-r-i-n-g!).

The only time I’ve lived without a TV was during four years in college and for a short period after college.