A Lifetime of All My Children
This week has been a total roller coaster of emotions. I won’t rehash my medical issues and how they will impact the rest of my life. Been there done that.
Possibly even more distressing for me…
ABC freaking canceled my favorite Soap- All My Children.
Here is the perfect explanation to sum up exactly how I feel:
I know it seems silly, but I am not kidding when I say that All My Children has been with me for a lifetime. My mom was a stay at home mom for the better part of my childhood. Those summers home from school, she had it on every single day. As I got older and into my early teens, my mom went back to work and VCR’s became the coolest technology ever. She would record AMC and as a family we would watch it every night. More than any other show (and yes, I even watched Dallas when I was a kid), I was totally enthralled into the AMC storylines. I’ll never forget all of my fave stories and characters: Julia, Noah, Brooke, Edmund, Maria, Dimitri, Tad, Dixie, Haley, Matteo (MY FAVES)… and the list goes on and on and on…
My husband dies a little bit when I tell this story, but the inspiration for the name of my child actually came from the character Jackson Montgomery. All these years, I have LOVED the name Jackson and was finally able to give it to my little boy. True story!
Now that I am all grown up and a mom myself, while I couldn’t get my husband interested in these shows, I will say that I totally get why these shows have been on for generations. My soaps (I also watch Y & R) are a total escape for me. It is the moment for me after I put Jackson to sleep that is just for me. I get to kick back, click on my DVR and escape into a world that is totally ridiculous but at the same time totally endearing.
I can pretty much guarantee that I will not be setting my DVR to record whatever silly reality or talk show is set to replace these shows.
Meanwhile, in the hopes and dreams of getting this great show back on the air, I did sign the petition. You can do so to! At the very least you can let ABC know that they are being boneheads.
RIP All My Children. I’ll be watching until the bitter end. I hope that you are able to put together one whopping finale bringing back some of my old favorite characters!!