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First, there’s just about everything on the Food Network.

Then.. there’s the stuff on the Travel Channel.  Man V Food.  Bizarre Foods, Bizarre Foods America, all those Worlds Greatest whatever food, all those Anthony Bourdain shows about traveling and food…

Food.  Food.  Food.

It’s no wonder I’m gaining way too much weight!

It’s all I want to watch right now.

Food, and those reality shows on TLC, but that’s for another blog entry.

All the food television makes me crave whatever I watch.  If steak is the feature, I’m craving a steak badly.  If it’s a sandwhich on the TV, I’m calling Hubby to bring home a nice, hearty sandwhich.  If it’s burritos, you better believe Hubby is hitting up the 24hr Mexican place down the street to get me a good California burrito (the ones with the fries inside.. mmmm).

I know I should just avoid all food television, but I just can’t.  It’s like an addiction.  I NEED to watch it.  I NEED to eat it afterwards.

I think I NEED help… 🙂

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A while back, I taught M to ask for help if she needed it, rather than whining or crying when she couldn’t do something.

So far, it’s worked like a charm.  She is quick to ask for help if she needs it, and it’s the cutest thing when she, herself, helps out one of her toys when it falls off the table or something..

Last night, we were watching TV, and she wanted to watch Dora the Explorer on Netflix.

Our television has two remotes.  One remote connects to the cable, and the other remote connects to the television and can access the Netflix through our TV.  She refers to this remote as the “dora” remote. 

The TV remote was under the TV on the entertainment system. 

Because she was on my lap (and I was lazy) I told her to get the Dora remote and then I would change it to Netflix.

She got off my lap and frantically searched the floor.  She was moving toys, blankets and everything she could off the floor. 

I told her it was under the TV and even tried to point my hand and move her head toward that direction, but it just didn’t register.  C’mon, she’s seventeen months.. it was an achievement on its own that she understood to even look for the remote, right?

The poor girl looked for a good 3-5 minutes when she finally looked at me, teary eyed.  She let out a little whine of frustration, then finally said, “help?”

I scooped her into my arms and took her to the entertainment center and showed her where I told her the remote was.  She was so happy when we got the remote and turned on Netflix.

I was so very proud of her emotional control.  It was night time, and she could have easily cried or thrown a tantrum.  Instead, she asked for help.

It was so very grown-up of her to do so..

THIS was the moment I knew.. she really isn’t much of a baby anymore..

When did you finally realize that your “baby” wasn’t a baby anymore?

With age comes the development of the superpowers I have eventually inherited from my parents…

This year saw one great super power that has affected my family in many, many ways..

I have developed the superpower of tuning out everyone talking to me while I watch TV.

Here I am on a Tuesday night, Dance Moms is on and I’m watching intently at the reveal of this week’s pyramid.  Suddenly, Hubby is frantically trying to get my attention..

Apparently, he was talking to me for the last 5 minutes and asked me a question..

Oops.

It’s not like I tune out completely all the time.  I’m still developing this superpower and learning how it works.. The superpower only works when I have Little M in my lap and she is also staring intently at the television screen.

Much to my hubby’s dismay, it looks like this power may be developing sooner in Little M than later..

She and I must learn to use these powers for good.  With great power comes great responsibility…

I must remember to thank my dad for passing on his powers to us..

A few nights ago, we were searching the TV’s guide (not TV Guide) to see what we can watch.. hubby finds figure skating on TV..

Hubby:  Oooh, figure skating!  Let’s watch!
Me:  Huh?  Really, figure skating?!
Hubby:  Yeah.. let’s watch it..
Me: You like figure skating?  Why?

Figure skater on TV attempts a jump and falls..

Hubby:  That’s why.

Hubby and I are watching TV.. and supposedly attractive girl is on the screen..

Me:  She’s so obnoxious!
Hubby:  But she’s cute.. so it makes up for it..
Me:  No she’s not!!
Hubby:  Uh huh.. from far away.. where you can’t really see her features..
Me:  Then she’s not cute!!
Hubby:  We watch too much TV. 

The snapshot of my current married life..

Me.. in the living room.. watching “Nine” on Showtime.  Him.. in the second bedroom on the desktop computer..

Ahhh… that’s love!

By the way.. “Nine” is kind of chaotic.. I’m kind of glad that I didn’t insist on watching it in the movie theater..

(Hubby is flipping channels on the TV while I’m on the computer.)

Hubby:  No… no.. no.. don’t watch.. don’t watch.
Me:  But you’re just flipping channels.
Hubby:  Don’t watch!
Me:  Why??!?
Hubby:  Because I don’t want something to catch your eye and then I’ll be stuck having to watch it..

 


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