How does a mom, who's kids have never even seen an episode of The Simpsons, end up watching Fear Factor and calling it family night? How you ask? I gave birth to 5 boys, yes 5, and now there is way too much testosterone running through this house on a daily basis, that's how! So every Monday night, I plant myself on the couch surrounded by 4 males, and watch a whole hour of people performing sick acts just for money. In fact last night I sat through people trying to consume Madagascar cockroaches covered in green slime. Who comes up with this stuff anyway? Of course while I was holding my hands over my eyes and getting totally grossed out, my 3 year old was sitting next to me, laughing hysterically, and saying "eat cockroach." Gee thanks for the commentary. This isn't the only show I have to watch with them. I am also forced, well maybe not forced, to watch the new horror series Supernatural, on Thursday nights. I actually like horror, so this one isn't too bad, and of course the two young guys who play the lead characters aren't too hard to look at either, but I digress. This show doesn't seem to bother them in the least either. When its over they just yawn and go to bed and when I ask them the next day if they had any nightmares, they respond with brilliant questions like "why would you think that?" Oh how would I know, maybe the scary stuff we sat through last night, while you all hid under your blankets, might do it.
I on the other hand love 7th Heaven and will be glad to see it coming back on Sept. 25th. The boys never seem to last through this whole show, why when you can watch people eat cockroaches on Monday, but my daughter and me like it. This turns into our show we watch together.
I wonder if this propensity toward gross stuff is inborn in most males. I wonder this because my husband just loves shows like The most extreme whatever on Animal Planet where he gets so excited he will call out "Babe? You gotta see this, it's a hippo eating a zebra." Now why on earth would I want to see a hippo eating a zebra? I'm a girl, remember, you married me. I don't spend my hours watching all kinds of disgusting things happening on tv, or do I? I guess with a house full of boys I'll just have to keep up with the latest insect consuming contests after all.
Boys, you can't live with em and you sure can't live without em.