I AM Trying... Really I Am...

... to create some "Family Time" whenever possible.

Now that I have a laptop with wireless, I don't have to blog or surf alone in my home office anymore. So I join hubby (and sometimes even daughter, on the rare occasion when she is home and ventures out of her room) in our living room to spend some time together most days. I share news, funny posts or wacky videos with them.

But there is a definite downside to this newfound freedom. Even though I try to concentrate on reading or writing, I can't help but be distracted by the television.... my husband's favorite thing in the whole wide world; the box that all our furniture is pointed to.

Distracted because he can never watch just one show at a time. He is, at this very moment, watching not one, not two, but three movies at once. Yup. Three.

Back and forth.

Every commercial break.

I wouldn't mind so much if I actually liked even one of them (okay maybe that would bug me even more). Tonight one slime-splattered movie's description included the phrase "patrons being terrorized by a marauding pack of blood thirsty monsters."

Wonderful.

Oh, and if the commercial breaks are synchronized?

He flips through EVERY frickin' channel up and down the dial... hunting for yet more things to watch, or to mentally record when these same movies will be re-broadcast later on tonight. I call it his "Five Second Show".... that is all we get to see at a time.

Well, at least this afternoon I got to watch the movie "Elizabeth" starring Cate Blanchett. "We can learn something", I thought. "Acquire some culture for a change."


But yay and verilly, it was apparent I was thine only royal subject absorbing culture and historical knowledge.

As soon as I left during a break to check on the laundry, hubby swifty chnaged the channel to the "Hooter's Swimsuit Pagent".

So much for Family Time.

I'm heading back to my home office now...

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Vegas Princess said...

How DARE he turn off Joseph Fiennes for cheap ta-tas! That is a vicious offense in my home. Of what you did get to see, did you like Elizabeth? It is one of my favorites, and not just because Joseph Fiennes is in it. :)

My husband is also guilty of the channel flip. It drives me crazy sometimes, more so when I find myself doing it because of having watched him do it.

melissa said...

lol at the channel fliping..my step dad is the same way-I never watch TV with him

oh Elizabeth was pretty good-I remember watching it a couple years back..might have to watch them again ;)see how you influence me?

Lynn said...

Ahhhh men! I think they are all the same! It is pretty bad over here... mine flips through different NEWS channels! That is the last thing I want to be watching!
I would go back to the home office! Put a tv in there of your own. That is what I did, lol

toners said...

LOL!! What a fun entry - one that I can definitely relate to! That's why I stay in the living room with my laptop - I'm not venturing anywhere near the TV :)

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

Mine isn't too bad - he'll surf, but unfortunately his idea of viable viewing and mine are two diametrically opposed ideas!

Go rent Elizabeth - it was a great movie!!

Maureen said...

Oh, I turned it BACK to Elizabeth all right... I gave him a "You're sick" and confiscated the remote till the movie was over.

And, yes, it was very good.

milkcan said...

LOL! I think all men are born with the channel flipping gene! Mine sure has it!

Stephanie said...

Too funny! Sounds like my house. I am almost always overruled/out voted and end up watching yet another episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. Boys!

Sherri said...

I can so relate about the family time...with 6 members of the family with different interests and schedules! Oh and it's a guy thing...my DH does it all the time too, drives me nuts LOL

jp said...

Oh, yeah...I can totally relate. Mr. "I Have the Attention Span of a Gnat" lives at our house. :-) JP

Sweet Irene said...

I can't add anything sensible to this, except that if my husband started doing this, I would grab the remote control and whack him with it.

Moo said...

Mmmmm Joseph Fiennes, what a babe! The film is rather good too you know!

Jill said...

I'm going to chalk one up for "great things about being divorced." :-0 :-0 :-0 (Sorry, gotta look on the bright side over here)

Worker Mommy said...

I'm such a freak like that with television.

Not so much the same programs...but I do flip during commercials and watch two movies at once sometimes.

I know, I know is one of my SUPREMELY annoying habits.

Sofia said...

My stepdad is the same way. Drives me NUTS!

Heather said...

My husband surf TV too. And generally ends up watching commercials!! And when I want him to go back to something he takes the long way back through the channels. I don't think men and women should watch TV together. It's just too irritating!

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