Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I have a love/hate relationship with our DVR. It is seriously one of the greatest inventions of all time...besides the Internet. You can pause live TV in the middle of it, rewind, watch something over if you missed what they said, or record your shows so if you have to start 15 min's actually a good thing! Then you can skip all the commercials! If you don't own one, I highly recommend it. BUT...

My son now knows that he can watch his shows at any time of day. Instead of me saying "it's not on right now." He knows it's recorded and can watch them at his whim. Now I am being subjected to "Max & Ruby" episodes one after the other until I want to gouge my eyes out.

Don't get me wrong, the thing is great if I need to turn on a show I KNOW will keep him quiet for a few minutes while I talk on the phone, or write my blog. But there is a limit to how many times I can watch those bunnies. Where are their parents anyway? Ruby is maybe in 3rd grade, and Max is a toddler. They have a Grandma, but she doesn't live in the house. It's very odd! My husband (is mean and)says that they got hit by a car. (I know it's horrible, but funny in a sick way.)

Although I have to say he could pick something more annoying. Barney for instance. NOT ALLOWED IN MY HOUSE. No way; no how! That show is evil. The stupid songs get stuck in your head, and the acting is terrible. I don't understand the premise for that show either. They are grade-schoolers (some look as old as 10 or 11) that imagine a dinosaur who sings songs about manners, vegetables, chores, and choo-choos. Yeah, that's likely! You know how much kids love to sing about eating their broccoli & cleaning their rooms!

Anyway, I guess I'll just have to take the annoying parts about the DVR along with the awesome parts.