Friday, August 7, 2009
Not one of my finer mommy moments
We don't have TV. There are a lot of reasons for this, a few being that there's not a lot on that's worth watching, what we do deem worth watching we would waste whole heaps of time on watching it there by ignoring those things (aka our kids and each other) which actually are worth watching. So, when we do visit home we all like to watch a little TV (or a lot of TV depending on some points of view). Anyway, today we were in my parents living room and Dan was channel surfing. He found Monk on. We love Monk. Good show...right? Well, maybe not so much. When he turned to it some lady was drowning another lady in a bathtub. Really, we didn't think much of it (I was on the computer not really paying any attention....again, probably a large reason we don't have the internet at home) then Kember asks me why that lady was killing the other lady. Okay, hold on...how does she know about "killing"? Dan very quickly changed the station. I tried to explain without explaining too much, but I probably glossed over it and missed a great teaching moment. Anyway, I was hoping that it was forgotten, out of mind out of sight type thing. Well, driving home tonight from Salt Lake tonight Kember proceeds to describe what the lady was wearing, what she was doing, what the other lady looked like and all sorts of stuff. Okay...this was definitely not one of my finer moments today letting her see that. Dan turns to me and says, "We are definitely not getting cable!" Well, at least we are agreed on that. Lets hope these moments are few and far between, and when they do happen I'll have inspiration and make it a great teaching moment.