Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SHUSH!

I LOVE watching movies.  It could very well be my favorite thing to do.  Ever.

I HATE watching movies with my kids.  They older they get, the more I dislike it.  It doesn't matter what the movie.  It doesn't matter if I've seen it or not.  It doesn't matter if they've seen it or not.  Regardless of any of the circumstances, they are ALWAYS talking.

It's not just the movies.  Watching a TV program is every bit as irritating.

As I sit here writing, The Boy is laying on the floor watching the most recent installment of The Mummy movies on DVR.  He is not more than 15 minutes in and I have had to tell him at least a dozen times to be quiet and watch.  Although I have seen this movie, it has been well over a year and no, I don't remember what happens.  To tell you the truth, I don't really care.  The Boy, however, is intent on discussing the movie's events in a play by play fashion.

Yesterday, The Girl and I were watching a DVR'd episode of CSI that happened to be guest starring Taylor Swift.  I had never seen it.  The Girl talked through the entire episode.  She wanted to know who, what, why, when, and how... 

Why is it they never shut up?  How many times do I have to tell them to be quiet?  When I tell The Girl I have no idea what is happening because I have seen every bit as much as she has, why does she get pissy at me like I'm withholding national secrets?  Is it wrong that I want to lock myself in my room and secretly watch things without them?

I used to think that I would always cherish these activities, now I am tempted to put TVs in their rooms so they leave me alone to watch in peace...



5 comments:

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

My kids are the same way. Maybe that's why I never turn the tv on when they're around. It's just too hard giving a play-by-play when I don't even know what's happening. And I get tired of yelling at them to be quiet...they don't listen to the tv, I don't know what makes me think they're going to listen to me! :)

Senorita said...

Man, I can't blame you. That would drive me batshit insane. If I have children, I think I would solve that problem by not having a TV in the house.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

No child can watch in silence or stillness. It's not in their wiring. I think we aquire this ability in our thirties.

Lunhatikk said...

This is why we don't watch movies until children are safely tucked into bed! Though to be honest my son is pretty good at watching movies, credit where credit's due.

Jules said...

Oh my goodness!!! this is exactly how I feel. When our kids were young our son used to ask questions during a moveie CONSTANTLY! Now they are grown and gone but sometimes I have to "pause" it while my hubby has something to say.

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