My unsolicited thoughts on why TV watching is healthy for adults:
|Enjoy a program together|
Watching a TV show is awesome for couples to do together. If your lives are in any way over-hectic, it can be a really good thing for us to have a dedicated time to plop ourselves down on the couch and not move for an hour. We have certain shows that we record and watch together. It’s fun when Mon. night rolls around and we realize that we have an episode of Mad Men waiting for us. TV works infinitely better than movies b/c by the time we get the kids to bed we are way too tired to watch an entire movie–that would be utter craziness 😉 So a single episode of something we both enjoy is a brilliant way to unwind together when we don’t physically have the energy for conversation at the end of a long day.
And hey, still savor up your individual treasures too, whatever they may be. I had a friend just tell me with extreme guilt that she watches The Bachelorette. Please! Scratch the guilt and bring on whatever tickles your fancy. TV can serve many purposes, but in this stage of my life, which involves pouring so much energy into my kids, TV is pure escapism for me. I don’t watch to learn and grow. I just watch to be entertained and to relax. So I say go for it and keep squeezing in that stupid reality TV around naps and bedtimes 😉
Watch on, my friends!