And I realised my girl is growing up; getting older. She's enjoying watching rom-coms with her mum! She still feels uncomfortable if they get further than kissing (which is OK by me - she's only 11), but you can sense she's enjoying the romance aspect of these movies more and more.
I remember my first TV romance/crush - Simon and Vicky from A Country Practice. I was a tiny bit in love with Grant Dodwell, who played Simon and each week I would eagerly await the new edition of TV Week, to see if the romance would progress and then watch enthralled. I was less than happy when my Mum and Dad decided to go camping down the coast the same week as they got married!!! (this was obviously pre-VCR days). How cruel...
|Simon and Fatso the Wombat - great quality Aussie TV|
In a similar vein, I fell a tiny bit in love with (OK, a lot) Pierce Brosnan in Remington Steele and Bruce Willis in Moonlighting. I love me a bit of U.R.S.T. in a TV series or movie - "will they?" or "won't they?" gets me in every time (fast forward to Bones and nothing much has changed for me, really).
I saved my biggest crush for Michael J. Fox in Family Ties. I went to see Back to the Future 13 times at the movies - 13 times! I also admit to being one of the few who went to see Teen Wolf (the original and best) and Doc Hollywood. I still have my scrapbooks down in the shed somewhere...
|I had this exact poster on my wall...|
These teen crushes are an important part of growing up. A delicious, lovely, innocent way to explore those romantic feelings before you are actually ready to explore them. This explains Beatles Mania and Bieber Fever. There have been many, many other crushes for me (I'm nothing, if not fickle). I can totally get the Zac Efron thing (and happy to watch High School Musical any day of the week...) and I'll happily admit to being a Twi-Mum and if that KStew chick doesn't want Robert Pattinson, now that he has quit smoking, I don't see any impediment to us being together (what? apart from fact I'm married, 43, fat and live in Australia? pfttt...mere trivialities).
|My "get out of jail free" card...|
So, although my "baby" is growing into a young woman and I miss her chubby cheeks and lisp, I'm looking forward to sharing my stash of rom-coms in my DVD collection with her. And I'm looking forward to see what posters she will have up on her wall in years to come....
What about you? Who was your biggest teen idol crush?
Is there anyone you would admit to having a crush on now?
No bagging out RPatz...I take our love affair very seriously! ;-)