Everybody knows kids grow so fast. But soap kids grow really, really fast.
Remember how Ciara and Chase went from playing Little League to getting to third base in the span of a week on Days Of Our Lives (DOOL)? Or how RJ was invisible one day on The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) and in high school the next?
Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome (SORAS) is known to strike (often around summertime) early and often. But should it? Here’s what a whopping 13,000 of you had to say!
Let Kids Be Kids
Would General Hospital (GH) fans care so much about every move Robin makes if they hadn’t watched Kimberly McCullough grow in real time from the girl with a doll, to the one who hid an alien in her bedroom, then her tragic romance with Stone, to the bridge with Jason (Steve Burton), and then Happily Ever After with Patrick?
No, thunder 90% of you. Seeing every stage is what helps you grow attached to soap kids. Even when it makes you want to dump your own kids off at the nearest firehouse (sometimes).
Get To the Good Stuff
Not a lot of stories for toddlers. Or elementary school-aged kids. Or the dreaded pre-teen years. Stuff only starts to get good again once the baby whose paternity was once in question is old enough to fall in love — and talk back to their parents about it.
Sure, the whiplash from Mattie (Lexie Stevenson) and Charlie (Noah Alexander Gerry) suddenly sprouting up to be taller — and older? — than their parents was jarring on The Young and the Restless (YR).
But it’s a lot more interesting than watching them color, insist a minority 9%. If you have a good story to tell, go ahead and SORAS those kids! Otherwise, keep them ‘upstairs’ for a few years longer.