Uhhhmmm( clearing of throat) I am called Wahzat!! …..and I am addicted to tv.
I find that I can’t live without it. It is on constantly in my house. Even when I am not watching it , it is on low in the background.
I am fascinated by all the shows on HGTV and on the Food Network and I watch Disney more than my children. And lets not get me started on Grey’s Anatomy, ugly Betty ( a new favorite), Desperate House Wives, Men in Trees, Brothers and Sisters…hmmm pretty much all the shows on ABC these days. Some on the new CW…. sigh and the list goes on. I really noticed this addiction the other day when I was feeling low… blue, ok I was depressed and did I reach for icecream, chips, liquor or popcorn N-O-O-O! I reached for the remote and lay in a vegetated state until the funk passed! Oh the power of a good television show SIGH!!
So now why all this talk about addiction and television.
Well I have decided that, "Oh it would be such a great thing for the children if the television was turned off or limited to them". And you know what they are cool, they ask for it, but they are limited to the 30 minutes that I have designated and they say ok and go about playing. ME on the other hand … talk about withdrawal symptoms. I am having cold sweats! Jitters and gee my head hurts ( ok I exaggerate abit) But seriously it has been so hard for me keeping the television off. As soon as they are down for the night I rush to the couch and reach for the remote in search for some televised viewing.
But I am not going to give in, the tv will stay off until the children are down… because there is more to life than <gulp> TV right?!
Wish us luck as I try to keep this addiction under control.