Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Whole Point of Staying Home

I know that when you nurse your baby, you and the baby are supposed to share this wonderful moment of quality bonding time. But sometimes (after the initial five minutes of staring at his beautiful face, his big round eyes and his tiny ears) I get tremendously and painfully bored. Jacob eats about every three hours. Feeding him can take up to 40 minutes if you include burp time. That's a lot of time spent sitting on the couch thinking and worrying about all the things I need to clean, cook and pick up from the store as soon as we're finished.

Ok so what I'm really trying to do is justify a new bad habit solution that I've come up with. I've started to (gasp) catch up on tv shows while I nurse Jacob. I know. I know. I'm not going to win any awards with this one. I'm basically choosing to stare at a flashy screen instead of at my child. And I'm exposing Jacob to a habit of tv watching as a cure for boredom- not to mention exposing him to scenes of crude language and risque material. I'm no monster though, I cover his ears/eyes during really raunchy scenes...

So what exactly has stolen my attention from my son? Just the best shows ever.

- Desperate Housewives. I'm still catching up on Season 2 (the only season I haven't finished). So excited for the season premier (We don't get channel 4 so I have to wait until ABC posts the epidose on its website)!

- Dirty Sexy Money. I just recently stumbled upon this show and either I was super bored, it's rottingly addicting, or it's actually a good show because I watched all of Season One in a matter of days. Can I just say that I have the hugest crush ever on attorney Nick George? Anyway who doesn't like a show about the endless problems of the rich and snooty?

- Californication. This has to be the most clever shows I've ever been addicted to. The writing is great and the material is hilarious. It's slightly dark, very sexy and 100% funny. David Duchovny is hot in this show and his character is charming, rough, hilarious and unforgettable. I'm kicking myself that I have to wait to see the season premier because we don't get Showtime. ARG!

I'm running out of things to watch now though. I'll have to dabble in something new this week. Any suggestions (nothing scary, gorey or medical)? TV...it's like one of the main reasons I decided to stay home.

6 comments:

Infant Attorney said...

I LOVE Californication, it's one of my favorite shows. I also really like Weeds, Entourage and Dexter. Dexter is about a serial killer and some scenes are a little gory, but it's really not that bad. You can always turn your head away during the one or two gory scenes in an episode. We don't get HBO or Showtime, but we buy the DVD's from Amazon and then resell them when we're done. You can also get them from Blockbuster or Netflix. (Btw, I'm a TV addict)

Googie Baba said...

When I was breastfeeding, I watched the worst tv. I got addicted to that horrible reality show where the switch the moms. Horrible.

LEO said...

I've never really believed that stuff about it being "bonding" time anyway... I've never seen any of those shows, so I might have to start making a list of my own! When you run out of TV shows, you could always get the books on CDs or podcasts and "read."

Butterflyfish said...

I caught up on such quality shows in daytime reruns as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (every episode), Angel (most every episode), I usually caught Charmed. I have this thought my son is gonna go all Gothy as a teen as a result.

FSD said...

LOL. At least you're honest. I won't make any suggestions because I don't want to be complicit (smile), but if it were me, I'd we watching: America's Next Top Model, Project Runway, (the new) 90210, and The Amazing Race. :- )

LL said...

I watched a lot of HGTV and Food Network when I was home with Landon- something good was always on, my attention could come in and out, and it was pretty mellow.

Oh and Season 2 of DH was awful, you could pretty much just skip it and go to 3 without missing anything!