Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Parenthood

Anyone watch Parenthood on NBC last night? I DVR-ed it and watched it the morning while I was working. I really enjoyed it! I think it's going to be a nice reflection of the mishmashed, mixed up family lives that are for real. Now, granted, it is slightly exaggerated at some points, I have a hard time believing ALL those problems would be happening at one time in one family, but hey, who am I to judge?! (ha!)

I really like Lauren Graham, so plus there.

I am most intrigued by the Aspberger's storyline. I am fascinated with the Autism Spectrum and find myself mystified by Autistic children. I wish I was more scientific and could understand that side of it more, but what I do understand is this. I've had several students of the last 5 years with different levels of Aspberger's and one student who was Autistic and a musical savant. I know that God has a great plan for those students, especially Adam. Adam is a musical genius. He can hear a song once and then sit down and play it note for note on the piano. He plays a few times a year before services at church and always on Christmas Eve. It never fails to make me cry, especially when he spots me watching and calls out "HI MISS KATE!" He is just awesome. God's puzzle is amazing.

Anyways, not much happening in the forest this sorta snowy, not nearly as cold March day. I'm still out of dinner ideas and not feeling like cooking. Midwinter blues are in full swing. Come on warmth!

6 comments:

Neely said...

I LOVED IT! I did the same thing, DVR and watch this morning. I loved Lauren Graham on Gilmore Girls so Im really excited to see her back on TV!!

Kelly said...

We recorded it last night too! Though with all of our TV shows and sports games on this week, I'm afraid it will be until this weekend when we finally watch it. Glad you liked it! I can't wait to watch :-)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I saw the 2nd half of Parenthood last night. I wish I DVR'd it...but it will be online soon to watch. I was also interested by the Aspberger's storyline...I do not know anyone with it, but i Have read about it and seen things on TV.

Shell said...

I didn't realize it was on last night. I'll have to see if I can watch it online.

Laura said...

I'll have to see if it is online later and check it out.

I love kids with autism. They can be so crazy cool! I met a kid a camp who memorized phonebooks... he carried around a really FAT phone book and you could say a name and he would tell you the number! AMAZING!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

I watched it, too. LOVE Lauren Graham. I must say, though, I thought it was a little unrealistic. With such busy lives, these siblings and family members got together a LOT!! I mean, EVERYBODY shows up for the kid's school concert? You lost me there!

Ironically, Aspberger's must be the hot topic lately! My blog was all about how much I was anticipating the new Jodi Picoult book which I purchased yesterday, it's a story about a boy with Aspberger's!! Weird!