Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Fear Factor

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.

8 comments:

Lady Laurie said...

My youngest loves to watch Animal Planet he doesn't mind the "hippo eating zebra" shows at all. My hubby likes to watch that stuff too...but my oldest son and my daughter ~ we'll pass!

mom of 2 said...

I have to admit I sort of like Fear Factor...through my fingers of course!! lol My kids also enjoy watching gross stuff!

Mrs. Staggs said...

There is no way I would be able to sit through such things! Once my husband was watching some show about eating bugs and I lasted only a minute...I actually had to run to the bathroom and...well, I'll just leave the rest to your imaginationn!!
At my house, it's always sports, war documentaries and car racing.
Thanks for dropping by Merryville. I enjoyed your visit!

Jen said...

WOW! Look what I have to look forward too with Miller. Boys are different....but they love their mommy's. We love Fear Factor too.
Jen

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Barb said...

Fear Factor is one I just can't stomach, so to speak. Sounds to me like you girls should get your own TV.

Sandra said...

I can't watch Fear Factor, it's just one of those shows that really gets to me, I think it's because of the one I watched where they were eating undeveloped baby chickens in the eggs EWWWWWWW

LOL

Glo said...

My granddaughters love that show too. They laugh at me,because I go out of the room when somethings come on. I even dream about it if I do watch it. Gross!!!

Chappyswife said...

I feel your pain. I love to watch 7th Heaven, too, but get outnumbered if my guys aren't in the right frame of mind!