Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Dangerous New World...

This is what it looks like around our house lately.

We had to re-negotiate our internet connection with Comcast. In our strange new world, it was less expensive to get cable and internet than just internet. My children didn't know cable tv was a possibility in our house. They thought it was limited to hotel rooms and other people's houses. You can only imagine what it's like for them to go from rabbit ears (1-3 fuzzy channels) to limited cable (60+ channels). We've learned some important things this week.

1. Scooby Doo can provide critical thinking skills for a four year old. "Why would Scooby run away when he was barking at the monster before and the monster was afraid?" We've decided it would be much quicker if they just pulled the mask off the monster right away to expose Old Man (fill in the blank).

2. You will be embarrassed if your children walk into the room while you are watching E! OK, OK- you will be embarrassed if ANYONE walks into the room while you are watching E!

3. Animal Planet after 7:00 PM is the Animal Porn Channel. It's not such an issue for our family because we're pretty candid about the birds and bees and leopards and voles around here... but it must be difficult for some other families to explain why one leopard just can't seem to jump over the other.

Hmmm... I have to wrap this up. Law and Order's starting. If I miss it, I don't know when it'll be on next.

6 comments:

City Mouse said...

Ah, so you made the leap. Well, you're ahead of us. We have la Rabbit Ears and about ten channels. With respect to E! - We may not get the channel on the TV, but we sure as hell buy the entire season of "The Soup" each year via download!! Yes, it's *that* important!

Vodka Mom said...

If you have a martini while watching E, you won't give a crap WHO sees you. :-)

speedymac77 said...

That's where you've been - I thought you lost your new camera and was busy looking for it. We're acually on our way to the other side - losing cable. After 2 years of hard work, we're FINALLY moving into our home this weekend!! Am I packed, am I ready - nope!! Every cabinet, shelf, closet, nook, crany is still FULL!! I wish I was kidding.

HappyHourSue said...

OMG - I always have E! or VH1 on in the kitchen when I'm making dinner. Never fails: when my husband walks in from work the TV is saying something wildly inappropriate that the kids could hear.

On the plus side: Disney Channel!!!!!!! = babysitter.

I am Boymom said...
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I am Boymom said...

Okay, let me try this again, with far fewer typos so maybe it will look like English! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nice to meet a new reader. Cable is the bain of my existence. My husband and kids are hooked. The good news is the novelty of having 24 hour cartoons and Westerns/Mob Movies eventually wears off and I actually get to watch an hour of Food Network or HGTV. Welcome to TV Land and good luck!