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Monday, September 20, 2010

No Attention Span

I have the attention span of a fly. This was not the case pre-baby at all...I could comfortably sit through a movie or television show, finish more than 20 pages of a book and have long phone conversations. Now, I can barely make it through a 1/2 hour tv show (even with fast forwarding through commercials). Although I know that my new mom attention span is definitely shorter than it was before, I must consider that perhaps somethings are just not as interesting as they once were -- and my free time is precious!



For instance, I used to be able to sit through an entire episode of Little People, Big World, but now I cannot. This is not necessarily due to baby, this is because that show is now BORING. It has gone the way of Kate Plus 8 in that the family now has too much money, the kids are getting older and the parents hate each other. I liked it when my reality TV folks were strugglin' and they didn't go on mega buck vacations or buy silly adult toys (like suped up ATVs). I liked to see how families with lots of kids (or little people) lived day to day -- and now that I know, I don't care anymore -- or at least I don't need to see Season 5 of the same old crap (just bigger, brighter and more expensive).

That being said, I am still going to fill my DVR with all different shows, including the reality tv snoozers like Little People. I do this so I can pick and choose my poison and boil down to the keepers. For instance, my husband and I had recorded all of the Hung episodes on HBO, but then just went through and erased them when we lost interest. I also record movies of interest -- such as (500) Days of Summer and Working Girl. That way I can watch a little here and there and usually I lose interest within the first 30 minutes and just erase them (not Working Girl). Shows on the list for fall: Parenthood, Sister Wives, anything with Bethenny Frankel, Modern Family, 30 Rock, The Office, The Biggest Loser -- okay, I'm just going to stop there because I watch way too much tv and am getting embarrassed.

In pop news -- it was a stellar week of police work. My favorite Jersey Italian Joe Giudice was arrested for driving with a suspended license following his DUI citation; Simon Barney (Real Housewives of O.C.) was arrested for domestic violence (throwing a dog leash at ex-wife Tamra) and Raising Sextuplets dad Bryan Masche was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and domestic violence. There should be an entire show just dedicated to following the crazy crap that reality stars get themselves into. Like a hybrid of Cops and Celebrity Rehab.

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