Friday, April 24, 2009

"TV PARTY TONIGHT! TV PARTY TONIGHT!"

Remember that old Black Flag song? Jason and I sing it on occasion. You can easilly find a silly video on youtube if you so desire to search for it. I deemed it too irreverent for my blog.
But while I type away, my children are being babysat by rented PBS Kids DVDs from the library. They're having their own little TV party. James isn't feeling too great and I can't hold a flailing, grumpy, screaming, crying, almost-two-year-old brute and nurse the iddy biddy widdle precious newbie at the same time. So I gave up and succumbed to the radiant glow and child pacifying abilities of the one-eyed beast.

Jason and I did pretty well on having hardly any tv on during Lent, and I really don't want to allow it to creep back into becoming a regular way of life for us. Jason's mentioned replacing our tv with a fish tank and the little rebel in me sort of loves the idea. But then the mother in me is all, "NOOOO! You mustn't take away my crutch, my ace, my old stand by in my bag-o-tricks! MY PRECIOUS!!!!" Would "here kiddo's, sit here and watch the fishies" induce the same mind-numbing trance? Hmmmm.


Thanks, Therese, for your post that gave me something to post. :)

8 Comments:

Blogger Yara said...

it might work.... the first time

7:13 PM  
Blogger Natasha said...

What about "Adventures in Odyssey?" I'm not sure if you have heard of it, but in case you haven't... It is produced by Focus on the Family and teaches Biblical and moral lessons. They are geared towards families who want wholesome entertainment away from the TV but still be interesting and relevant. I just started listening to them on podcasts and they are hilarious, even though they are made for young people. If you haven't heard them, check out the website below or the podcasts on iTunes. Even better, they are free!

http://www.whitsend.org/

10:16 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

One-eyed beast! Ha! That is the perfect way to describe it. Such a funny post.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Maria Nichole Ham said...

I'll have to tell you the story about a saint who had a vision involving televisions. :) have you heard it?

That's one of the things I'm looking forward to when we get a house. We wont have money for direct tv, or cable. How cool! We'll still have net flix though. ;)

11:26 PM  
Blogger Thomas Ham said...

I'll make sure we have money for some sort of glow to veg in front of! I'll give up food for a week in order to get my fix!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Michelle M. said...

Sometimes I wonder what I would do without my "babysitter". But we've gotten rid of TV for a time and life just went on, but I don't think I am ready to give it up again; especially with #3 on the way :)

2:02 PM  
Blogger Therese said...

MY PRECIOUS.... ha ha ha your a funny girl. LOVE this post! (And not just cuz you mentioned mua).
:)

5:56 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Heh. Black Flag quotation, I knew you rocked!

11:36 AM  

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