Let’s Discuss Something…Posted: January 25, 2012
Last week when I was home with Mea on Monday, she slept through most of the day. I did some housework, fooled around on Twitter and Facebook, tried my best to keep our noisy pups quiet, and basically didn’t do much.
My husband ended up working a split shift that day. He worked until 2, came home for a bit, and then left at about 5 to head back to work. Right around the time that he left, Mea started to actually wake up. I fed her some chicken noodle soup, she ate a few crackers, and we settled in to watch Monday night TV.
Usually, most actual shows that I watch, I DVR them and watch later. At any given time when the shows I actually enjoy are on, my girl is watching on cartoons, or PBS kids on TV or there is some sort of sports or cooking show if my husband has the remote. I usually read.
Nevertheless, Mea and I tuned in to CBS monday night line-up. As we are watching How I Met Your Mother, Two Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, and Mike and Molly, I just sat there in disbelief. Although I have seen all of these shows many times, I was actually watching them with my five-year-old.
I can’t believe how vulgar some of them can be. I am no prude, but these shows are supposed to be worthy of families watching them? There are so many references to sex, drugs, and other things, I just can’t really believe it. I’m sure that all these things were there before when I was watching the shows while Mea was sleeping and I just hadn’t noticed. When someone made a reference to waxing themselves, my daughter asked the question.
“Where is she putting that hot wax, Momma?”
“What is that lady smoking, Momma?”
Any show that has someone smoking a cigarette is tabu, but they can smoke pot? Really?
I made something up and changed the channel.
Why aren’t shows more like the Cosby Show, or any of the other family shows we watched when we were kids?
Looks like I am going to be stuck watching Nick Jr, and DVD’s for a while longer. My five-year old doesn’t need to be exposed to waxed vaginas and pot.