Monday, October 13, 2014
At some point I looked down at Christian and realized he had asked me for a vitamin or something but I hadn't caught the whole thing. I knew this wasn't good. I knew this wasn't me.
So I paused the show and gave him my full attention feeling very in control of myself. But I turned it right back on after hearing him out and handing him the chewable vitamin he wanted.
Then I cleaned the kitchen so I could watch another episode. The kids played outside...it was fine right?
going on the third episode I could only justify my binge by cleaning my room and doing laundry. This is fine right? By the time I had the kids in bed, I think I had watched 4 episodes. I didn't want to look at a screen anymore so I figured I wasn't an addict or else I would watch the show until midnight. Or so my justification went.
Same thing the next day pretty much, only since I had the free week and I was caught up with the other show, I picked something else. Because that's how streaming works...it's what you want, when you want it. Boom boom. Maybe you are all wise to this already...I'm not really a big show marathoner, so this was all very new to me. After not connecting to wifi correctly which led to using more data than our phone plan allows and a week plus of watching shows on and off throughout the day, I'm done.
I'm done just because I'm done. But also because Gisella crawled over and put a book in my lap this evening. I read it to her and then went back to my cooking show. She put it in my lap again. I read it again. It's a real page turner...one of those flap books. I was more animated this time and gave her lots of eye brow raises and toothy smiles when appropriate....but it was like she knew there was a commercial break for my show because she wanted the book read again. She's maybe just entering a book phase, but she's never done this before. She was on to me. Finally she gave up on me and wanted Jude to read it.
I must have had glazed over eyes or something, I don't know. So... the app has been deleted. I've read several very interesting articles on TV addiction so I understand myself better and I'm planning a run tomorrow morning.
TV is changing...it's designed to be binged on now because that's how our brains like it and technology makes it easy to stream shows all at once. I'm not going to miss a decent flap book with my daughter over it though....nope nope nope.
so...bye bye Hulu on my phone...I may miss you, but withdrawal symptoms shouldn't last too long. :)
Posted by L, Ann and boys at 12:15 AM