When my daughters were younger, we had TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) Nights. I believe that it was channel 7 that had TGIF nights. We would watch the shows that were appropriate for the girls (Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Boy Meets World), then we might pop in a movie.
Before we began watching television, we had a ritual.
First of all, the girls would bathe and get into their nighties. I would then comb out and braid their hair (making in pretty and wavy the next day), and do their finger and toe nails.
Then we would set up ‘beds’ for them on the living room floor, and I would take one of my pillows and a blanket down to the sofa. The girls were allowed to fall asleep there on the floor, camping out all night. I sometimes slept on the sofa, sometimes went up to bed after they fell asleep.
I would make popcorn, giving them each their own cereal bowl full, and I would add a few M&M’s or chocolate chips into each bowl as a treat. I would also give them each a glass of juice or milk.
We would settle down to watch the shows, then choose a movie to watch. The girls loved this tradition, and so did I.