What's Your Cozy Fall Watch?
Why do my kids hate movie night, plus influencer dietitians, prairie girls, and why do we want all the things.
Friday Thread: What Are You Watching Right Now?
I have spent my kid’s entire childhood trying to make Family Movie Nights happen as some kind of regular ritual, and failing spectacularly for a variety of reasons. It took years for them to both build up the screen attention span to movie length; we have a lot of “no thank you” plot points to avoid like no scary monsters, and for awhile no scenes of people missing trains; or we can just never agree on what to watch.
But! The tide is starting to turn at ages 10 and almost-6, and we have recently watched and loved: Freaky Friday (you will have to press pause for a little racism and anti-fatness), The Parent Trap: Lindsey Lohan Edition (you will have to press pause to admire every Chessy outfit), Turning Red, and Matilda The Musical (yes I have a lot of thoughts on Bruce and Ms. Trunchbull but mostly liked how the new version handles it all!). And my 10-year-old and I have worked our way through Gilmore Girls and The Good Place, and are now enjoying Modern Family (though man, The Good Place is proving HARD TO TOP with my little comedy snob!).
So for a fun almost-fall Friday Thread: What’s on your cozy fall watching list?
This can be TV or movies or idk favorite cozy TikToks? Bonus points for family-friendly but we can also define “cozy fall watch” more broadly and get away from kid stuff altogether. (Though I am curious if anyone else has trouble selling their kids on movie nights and if so WHY, I thought screen time was supposed to unequivocally make my life easier??)
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Friday Links & Recs
I will say: Cozy furry blankets seem to help my Family Movie Night marketing. We have some old ones from Target, but I’m also eyeing these.
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Related, oh my lord, the many layers of this piece on influencer dietitians. (gift link!)
Love’s ode to ice cream.
Am having Wilder withdrawal, so thank goodness for Manic Prairie Dream Girls.
JFC, I have been blissfully ignoring the existence of Ashton Kutcher and it turns out he’s horrendous? (As were all of the 1990s and early 2000s for women.)
Related: THE ACCURACY.
I’m also adding the link to this week’s BT Guide, buton diet culture in schools is not to be missed.
As a stress shopper, I relate deeply to the endless hole of wanting.
So enjoyed my chat with Abbie Attwood for the Full Plate Podcast.