There just isn't prime time family t.v. anymore. Sure, we can watch reality t.v. together, the Disney & Nick shows (which are cute & fun). But, where are the Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Growing Pains, Who's the Boss, & Cosby Show shows for us? Where's the life lesson with the nice wrap-up at the end? There are none that we've found.
And here's another show that's really not family tv but, dang, if we don't enjoy watching together. And by we, I mean the kids & I. Big D tries & he does laugh, but it moves too slow for him. What show am I talking about? The Office which is on Thursday night NBC.
I recently discovered it this summer. As I was watching by myself, Lamb innocently wandered in & got hooked. She loves the Pam & Jim story, especially the pranks. Wondering what we were laughing about, Bear walked in & got hooked. Should he watch it? Probably not. Sigh, I'm a bad parent. I let my child walk in the 'hood on a Monday morning AND I let him watch The Office sometimes.
We finally caught up on the dvds (may I add that I'm driving Bear crazy because season 3 is 4 days overdue). All that was left was season 4 on nbc's website. We watched a few shows when Bear was bored, ready for a break. Lamb wanted to keep watching. I told Bear that he could watch with us or watch later. He opted to watch later. Lamb & I were secretly high five-ing each other. See, Bear loves the theme song. He either makes up lyrics for it or just "sings" it without words.
Lamb & I were watching when I heard what sounded like the theme song, which we had just passed. I paused & sure enough I heard correctly. When I asked Bear about it, he said, "Yeah, I chose to watch later. And it is later." Oh, ok. Glad we got that cleared up.
Is it wrong of me to not be upset that we watched it at the sorta same time in 2 different places? Yeah, family t.v. Whatever happened to it?