My husband thinks I watch too much tv. I assure him that I only watch TV once the kids are in bed and even then there are probably only 3 shows that I really enjoy. The first is Grey’s Anatomy; the second is Heroes; and the third is America’s Next Top Model. Of those three show I can give up ANTM but I’m too invested in the others for a cold turkey ‘goodbye’. I’m sure most of us have a show(s) like this. My thinking is that the plots (of my picks) are so out of the possibility of my reality that it takes my mind away to a place of complete entertainment. Put simply, I can escape for about 60 minutes with limited commericial interruption.
Brett thinks that my mind would be better entertained by reading a book or studying the Word of God. He also reminds me that once I start watching “my shows” that I continue on to watch the next show (which is usually CSI) even though it is just passing the time for me and not a “must see TV” experience.
I make a disclaimer that most days I do read and study the bible during my children’s nap time– b/c it’s the only time when I have any kind of registerable stamina. At night I barely have energy to stand and sometimes the best I can do is keep my eyes open . This may be my excuse to not give up my shows but it’s my story and I’m sticking to it:)