Friday, May 20, 2011
You have changed my life. I mean it.
Let's start with the kids shows. Now, I might just stab my eyes out if I have to watch another episode of Wizards of Waverly Place or iCarly. BUT- my dear children, they love it. And there are just those times, when as a single mom you need a MINUTE to get something done. Now, I'm not saying I don't LOVE it when my 5-year old follows me around and says, "Mom... hey mom, look what I'm doing with this crumbled piece of paper. Mom, you're not looking. See, let's pretend, MOM, let's pretend it's my report card and MOM you're not looking, let's pretend it's my report card and I'm the teacher and MOM, you're not looking..." and it goes... I DO love them so fiercely. And I DO love playing teacher and playing house and making DIRECT eye contact with them throughout every single interaction. I do. But. I am a mom. And a girlfriend. And a cook and a cleaner and a worker bee, (and I have a weekly People magazine fetish) etc. So, insert iCarly when supper is on the stove and wa-laa!
And then there's the beauty of actually watching a show I enjoy. The top of my list is The Office, Mad Love, American Pickers, Man vs. Food, Castle, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and How I met Your Mother. In my pre DVR life I didn't religiously watch a single show. Why? Because it's IMPOSSIBLE! Most good shows are on between 6 and 8 PM. Well, COINCIDENTALLY, that is the witching hour for small children. They are hungry. And getting tired. And want to play teacher (per above). And need baths and love and affection and everything that kids need. And so watching The Office while maintaining direct eye contact with a 5-year old and holding a 2-year old who is saying "Candy mommy? Candy mommy? Pwease, candy mommy?" is just not conducive.
So DVR- you have changed my life. I can now do the Mother of the Year thing (hey- opinions to yourself!!!) and then tuck my bunnies into their beds and snuggle up and thoroughly enjoy my shows. So for that, I thank you.