Thursday, August 13, 2009
I may need a 12 step program
Hello, My name is Morena and I'm a recovering TV addict.
Do I get a chorus of 'HELLO MORENA'????
I'm not proud of my problem but I've learned to manage it. I used to be the type of addict who is up on every new show that comes on. As most of my shows went off the air over the years I didn't pick up new ones and instead left the box on reruns of things like Friends, Seinfeld and Will and Grace. Since I've seen them all a million times, I can go about my day without fear of having my plans derailed. It's more like background noise.
These days I've been leaving it tuned to Treehouse. Since I have a little one around I figure I should try and keep my noise kid friendly. At 7 1/2 months Oliver has little interest but my problem is rearing it ugly head again. These shows are all new to me and I find myself being sucked in. Do I really need to find out if Harry finds the wind with the help of his bucket full of dinosaurs? And why do I care where Toot and Puddle go on their next adventure? I actually have an excuse for that one. My sister told me there is an episode were they go to Nunavut. I have yet to catch it but I'm still watching. The worst one is 4 Squares. I find the show incredibly annoying but I constantly catch myself checking out Captain Hop's package. Maybe that's a whole different problem
Anyway, even addicts have their limits. Mine is Barney. I decided well before I was a mother that this house would be a Barney free zone. The day I start watching it I'll know I've hit rock bottom.