since we have returned from vacation, nick has been tearing through season after season of Friends. i would have to say it is one of Kevin and I’s favorite shows, so we really do not have a problem with it. it is interesting though how things that are repeatedly discussed on the show have now eaked their way into nicks way of thinking.
for example: nick has a girlfriend now, probably the first “real” girlfriend ever (and i use that term lightly) so this morning, nick says “Jen…i have something to tell you”
me: [just returned from walking the dog and not compelelty awake yet] “yeah nick whats that?”
nick: “do you believe that there is one person out there for everyone?”
me: “actually i do” editors note: it was way to early for me to go from i used to not believe in that but things change and i did not want to go into why i used to not believe that compared to what i think now…
nick: “well you know on friends how they talk about that with ross and rachel…well i think bethany is that person for me”
me: [in my head i felt like homer simpson with the little monkey playing cymbals] “wow really nick…that is really special”
i didn’t have the heart to tell him that is such a weighty thought, or try to explain to him how much people change and the future is so large and that he is only 12 or that they go to different schools. partly because i didn’t have the energy and partly because i do not know, maybe they will be together for a very long time. i have no idea and just left it at that. i think the important thing to address from all the friends watching is the influence of joey-not surprisingly-nicks favorite character.
and i thought explaining what a mangier trois (spelling error i am sure) was, was the most difficult thing to wrap my brain around…