This summer, the Roo-girl has developed a fondness for soap operas -- "General Hospital" in particular.
She finds it hilarious that, in my youth, I also was addicted to the hijinks of the denizens of Port Charles, as well as the folks of Pine Valley's "All My Children."
So Roo has made it her business to re-hook me on her soap, offering play-by-play and background information as we watched several days' work of "GH" reruns on the Soap Network on Sunday.
It's not working particularly, since there's very little of MY "Hospital" characters and plot lines remaining, and all the mob stuff is a little off-topic for a soap, in my opinion.
But it has been yet another opportunity for mother-daughter time, which of course I grab every chance I get.
And so it was that we were watching the Soap Network when some weird commercial/episode'ish thing came on.
It's called "What If" and seems to be a meeting of two characters from two separate ABC soaps -- in this case it was from Blair Cramer of "One Life to Live" and Tad Martin of "All My Children."
I was barely paying attention until the visual and the audio finally clicked in my head.
The Tad Martin dude on the TV screen looked like this:
Excuse me, but this guy? This guy has gray hair.
Now, back when I was young and watched "All My Children," Tad Martin was an orphan who was dumped in Pine Valley and was adopted by the Martin family.
AND HE WAS 10 YEARS OLD.
Can I say it again? This guy has GRAY HAIR!!!!!!
When I told Roo that MY Tad Martin was 10 years old or, at the most, a teenager or young adult, she burst into hysterical laughter.
"Oh. My. GAWD. MOM!!!" she gasped. "Do you feel old now?"
Yep. I totally fart dust.
Crossposted at From the Planet of Janet