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As I’m planning my son’s First Communion party in a couple of weeks, I find myself feeling nostalgic and reminiscing about when I was his age and I celebrated this sacrament with my parents and family. Being a parent certainly forces you to take many trips down memory lane as you experience milestones and rites of passage with your own children that you went through yourself.
I can recall what a wonderful day it was and how much fun we all had together. My parents had a party for me at a Spanish restaurant and I can still smell all of the delicious foods and hear the music that they played during the party. The adults all sat around the table and talked while the kids danced around and played all around them. This is exactly the image that I plan to see during my son’s celebration next month, a happy smiling face like the one I used to have when I was a little girl.
My experience has been that, many times, scents and images will be the sparks that catapult you back to a certain memory or event. For me, the scents of perfumes and the movies and television shows that I watched growing up immediately transport my imagination to another time. There are memories of staying up late during vacations from school and watching our favorite movies as a family. These are exactly the kind of family memories that I want to create with my own children.
I love that Netflix gives me access to many of my favorite movie and television titles from my youth. It’s always easy to watch the shows that defined many of the stages of my development from childhood and adolescence all the way through to adulthood. There is nothing quite like the feeling of taking a stroll down memory lane!
Here are my favorite Blasts From The Past on Netflix:
Childhood Years: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Tween Years: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Teen Years: Dirty Dancing
The best part is that now I get to share many of those feel-good memories with my boys and they can have a lens into who their mom was when she was a kid!
Let’s Discuss: What are some of your favorite movies and television shows that remind you of your childhood?
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