I Miss John Hughes

Sometimes I miss being a teenager. Not often, but when I do, I get nostalgic for what defined my generation. No, I do NOT miss the mullets, or parachute pants, or the headbands, or the sleeveless t-shirts, or the skinny ties…well, ok, I do miss the skinny ties. They were rather cool. No, I miss the innocent angst that churned throughout our high school years. I miss the afterschool gossip in the hallways, the stinky bus rides, and even hanging out at the mall because it was Saturday night and there was no other place to go. Innocent angst that never really hurt anyone, stuff that you could cure with a calorie-fest and a Christian Slater flick. THAT is what I miss.


Now that I’m a mom, it’s tough to see my kids going through the same trials and tribulations. You know how things will turn out. You try to guide them, and warn them, and all you get is the same ol’ “You just don’t understand.” So, I do the next best thing.

I make them watch a John Hughes movie.

No one else understood teen angst as well as John Hughes did. NO ONE!!! I don’t care that they didn’t have cellphones or internet in the movies. Growing up is the same on the inside for every generation. In a small way, I’m glad I don’t have to experience teen heartbreak. But in a big way, I’m glad I know what it was like, and that at least my kids will listen to a movie, if not me.

After all, I was born a mom. What would I know about Life?? 😉


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10 responses to “I Miss John Hughes

  • Nicole

    Hughes certainly had a way with teen insides. Very few I can think of since have got it quite as right as he did.

  • Spad13

    How do you think I feel I have to share a room with a guy named after a ducks dork.

  • mrfixitou812

    Mmmmmmmmm Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.

  • scottthebadger

    You guys must be about 10 years younger than this 1961 model year Badger. Those movies came out when I was in my mid-20s. How do you name someone after “a ducks dork”?

  • Lemur King

    “Neo-maxi zoom dweebie” is one expression that I’m doubting will ever be replicated. I could be wrong.

    Some people lived “Breakfast Club” lives… I’ve always felt like the world was more “Better Off Dead”-ish. Have you shown that to the kidlets yet?

    Monique Junot: I figured if we had nothing to say to each other he would get bored; go away. But instead he uses it as an excuse to put his testicles all over me.

    Lane Myer: Excuse me?

    Monique Junot: You know, like octopus? Testicles?

    Lane Myer: Ohhhh. Tentacles. N-T. Tentacles; big Difference.

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