They grow up so fast
Skinny little Hermione Granger. She's growing up. She's filling out. The next thing we know she'll be giving interviews to men's magazines saying things like "Yeah I wanna ride that broomstick hard. Woo!" Still don't know what I mean?
Remember that episode of the Cosby Show when Rudy Huxtable got all upset about not developing breasts like the rest of her friends, then midway through the season she got her period which led to a special "Woman's Day" celebration in her honour and not long after that people started complaining that the show had jumped the shark?
Or what about in the Wonder Years, when Winnie Cooper turned up to school sans glasses wearing a mini and go-go boots, showing Kevin Arnold a side that he had never seen before? And wasn't it disappointing that after six seasons of on-and-off relationship dramas, he didn't end up marrying her, leading the viewer to believe that she would lead the rest of her miserable existence, cold, alone, and surrounded by scribblings of complicated math theorems?
Remember how when you looked at Punky Brewster all you noticed were the freckles and pigtails, and maybe that strange denim vest, but it was only because of the clashing colours that you were looking at that area in the first place?
Not that some of the boys have fared any better. Remember when the cute little kid from Jerry Maguire wasn't old enough to make his own fashion choices?
If you cast your mind back, can you also remember a time when Malcolm was too busy setting up elaborate juvenile pranks with the help of his brothers to think about getting affianced, much less to one of his spinster aunts?
Like me, were you too freaked by all the dead people he was seeing to consider the possibility that plush toy features, while adorable on a 10 year old boy, may not translate well into adolescence? Especially when combined with the sort of hair required to be Detective Dave Starsky's partner?
Did also ever occur to you that if the Terminator was sent from the future to protect John Connor, he would have known this would happen, and given John a couple of tips about sobriety and proper grooming before melting into the lava?
Seems like only yesterday when they were taking their first acting steps. I guess time flies when you're busy trying to outgrow the one thing you'll always be known for.
Another blog to visit: Justine Larbalestier - I’m a Sydney girl what writes books. My first book, The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction, is all researched and footnotey, the second one, Magic or Madness, not so much.