Thursday, January 15, 2009

Free to Be, You and Me

Pin It “Ladies first!”

Have you ever heard anyone say that before? To me, it was something I was raised with as a common rule. Girls were supposed to be first when going into a building, getting a meal, or choosing a seat at a party or theater.

However, is the idea of girls always being first really a good idea?

When I was in elementary school, my teacher brought in a movie one afternoon which had come out back in the seventies. To be honest, movies were a rare thing when I was a kid, and I was excited to see what it would be.

She told us that it was called, “Free to Be, You and Me.”

I remember watching this film with my friends and laughing, wishing that the magical carousel horses would spring to life and come to find me…they never did, but the segments of this show were entertaining—especially to a group of elementary-aged kids.

It was about a decade ago that my sister found a copy of this on VHS and presented it to me on my birthday. I couldn’t believe she’d found it…I remember watching it shortly after it was given to me and it still made me laugh.

One of my favorite segments is about a little girl who is convinced that she should always be the first…she’s a little bit stuck on herself, and thinks she’s greater than she really is.

I could tell you all about it, or simply let you watch.

I choose to let you discover all on your own.


Deo Volente said...

Heart warming post... I’m particularly fond of the babies but I wish they had not dismissed the little boy with the brother that liked to hit.

K.J. said...

I can't believe I use to watch shows like that! Movies have came a long way! It is fun to look back at what was interesting to us as a kid!
Thanks for sharing!

Lydia said...

Wow, that's all I can say.

A Lark said...

Did you know they made that cartoon about me? Why was that funny? It was actually a very traumatic experience for me... :P

Gerb said...

That cartoon was awesome. It also started a 2 hour youtube session over here. I was laughing my head off. Thanks for the memories!

Yancy said...

i totally remember that song from the opening of "Free to be you and me" and watching the whole "Ladies First" video...haha. I TOTALLY remember watching that as a kid.

Crazy the sort of things you can find on the internet.

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