Friday, March 26, 2010

Watching TV with The 4 B's

This winter, the kids and I started watching the sitcom Reba every night at 5 o'clock. There are two episodes on, back-to-back, and when Reba is on, the rest of the world stops for us. Brady enjoys the show, also, but not nearly as much as the kids and I do, and it has been a real adjustment for us to not watch it now that the days are longer and the weather is getting nicer. On the few occasions Brady did sit down with us to watch it, he laughed his ass off, just like the little B's and I. And now my kiddos actually "play" Reba. They pretend to be different characters from the show and make up their own lines. And because Brady says I am just like Reba, my three B's have been calling me by her name. To tell you the truth, Reba and I are a lot alike! We believe in discipline and family means more than anything in the world to us - those down-home country roots, baby! Now I don't know how Reba is in real life, but on the show, she is a whole lotta Big Mama. If you've never seen the show, I highly recommend it...

The other show we 4 B's have taken to watching is Pawn Stars. My kids love this show, and so do Brady and I. Brady started watching it first, because he is the history buff in the family. It is such a cool show to watch! I first heard about it on the radio, because the dj from KDUK was interviewing Rick, the owner of the shop, and talking about the show. If you don't know what it is about, it is a Pawn Shop down in Las Vegas run by a grandpa, son and then his son, so three men altogether, and their friend Chumley. The things people bring into the shop are amazing! And they have experts come in to determine if they are real and if they are worth anything, and then a deal is made or not made. The knowledge they have about all the different things that get brought in is incredible. Frankly, I think it is quite educational! And now Britt has a "blue diamond" he wants to take to Rick, the owner, to see what it is worth. Apparently there is a line wrapping the block every day to get in to this shop. It's a popular show!

Other than bull riding and a little RFDTV, this is about all we watch on tv in the evenings. I would love to watch American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, but I just can't stay up that late. I go to bed right after the kids, and Brady watches whatever he wants while I read my book. Of course we do watch Hannah Montana and a few select Disney shows on the weekends, but that is about it! And we still watch more television than we should. At least two of the shows are good family fun, though, and remind me of when I was a kid watching Little House on the Prairie and Grizzly Adams with my family. See? Even TV has some redeaming qualities. It just has to be used in moderation.

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