Tuesday, February 22, 2011

sometimes i scare myself

Last night Scott and I were talking about how we need to limit
the boys television viewing.
Since the arrival of PS3 in our house they can now download
shows from Netflix.
Being a basic cable family, we have never had access to Disney,
Nick Jr. and the like.
Now they can download them to our tv and
they want to watch whole seasons at a time.
Not whole shows...whole seasons.
Their latest kick is the Wizards of Waverly Place.
Last night I was telling Scott that I wasn't thrilled with how
they depict the parents in the show.
The kids are the ones who have all the power.
And Scott said,"But I thought the dad was a wizard."
To which I replied, "The dad used to be a wizard but he
lost his powers when he married a mortal. Now his three
kids are in a competition to see who will become the next
family wizard. That is why they are always learning new lessons."
Scott looked at me with a raised eyebrow.
As if to say,
"I am nervous that you know so much useless information
about children's tv and can't remember your kids names at times!"
Although, I do seem to be very adept at picking up a show's storyline,
it was at this point that I decided, maybe I have been watching
a little bit too much tv, too.
Just be thankful that I didn't tell Scott that I knew
the their lair is hidden behind the door
of the family restaurant's freezer....
that would have really given him pause.
I'm off to cleanse my mind with a good book...
Peter and the Shadow Thieves should do the trick.


Miss Brenda said...

Beware--those short chapters can suck you in. And you do know there are sequels, don't you? Enjoy!

pamelitarose said...

I'm laughing with you not at you... we got netflix for a short time and same thing. As soon as the kids walked in the door after school, they couldn't wait for the shows. I too began to get sucked into the vortex that is TV! We got rid of netflix. We have no cable, just several HD stations. But, when we go on vacation, we know we will lose our kids for a short while to the Disney channel...it's just a given. We were kids once...like yesterday! :)