I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty nervous about impending baby number two.
While I’m excited to have a new child to mock for your entertainment, the thought of having to suddenly take care of a helpless baby again is not filling me with joy. The little I remember of the last experience isn’t exactly sunshine and roses.
Lots of late nights, loss of sleep, extra laundry, messy kitchen, the list goes on. But there was one silver lining: I caught up on a lot of my favorite shows!
See, back then, we only had one TV, so when we watched it, we watched things we both liked. Seeing as there is a bit of a gap there, the DVR got filled up with stuff Mom and Buried could’t stomach and I had to find time to watch by myself. When my son was born, and I was suddenly getting up in the middle of the night to feed him, I found the perfect solution. Not only was I able to catch up on TV, it gave my son and I something to do together besides hitting the bar!
Things have changed, because a few months ago we put our awesome Lenovo All-in-one Desktop in the bedroom. Now we use that to stream shows and movies. It came in very handy over the summer since our bedroom was much cooler than the living room and Mom and Buried was increasingly less interested in not laying down as her pregnancy progressed.
But even when it’s not summer, my wife is loathe to be away from me for any extended period of time. It’s Netflix and chill, every night. I’m just that sexy. As such, my ability to watch a show by myself, even if I wanted to brave the muggy living room, is compromised. And now that the fall TV season is starting, there are going to be some shows I won’t have time to watch. Until the baby arrives. More like Netflix and shrill, amirite?!
As a good husband, I plan to, once again, take the lion’s share of the middle of the night feeding duties. Not only will this allow my wife to sleep, it will allow me to catch up on the TV shows she doesn’t like to watch. Finally, there’s a reason to like babies!
I don’t yet know what I’ll watch. I still haven’t seen the latest (and last, R.I.P.) season of “Hannibal”. I am curious about “Bloodline”. The new not “Mr. Show” but pretty much “Mr. Show” lands on Netflix in November and I definitely plan to watch that 300+ times. Is there going to be another season of “Arrested Development” because even though I didn’t much like the last one, maybe they can actually get the whole cast together for an episode or two this time? Will I watch “The Fall”‘s third season after the atrocious way the second season ended? No, no I won’t. But I could. After I finally watch The Honourable Woman, that is.
Because streaming! I used to get mad at my older brother when he told me he didn’t have time to go to the movies. Dude doesn’t even have kids! I vowed that would never happen to me and we just finished my fifth consecutive year of not having time to go to the movies so I think we know who won that battle! But now that streaming is so easy and prevalent, all you have to do is get your kids bathed, fed, and into bed (it’s a cinch, right?) and the world of entertainment is your oyster!
Unless your wife hates all the shows you love and then you have to impregnate her so in nine months you can pretend to be a good husband and father and help comfort and feed your child when in reality you’re just angling for some precious time alone so you can finally watch rewatch all of “Twin Peaks” before it comes back on the air!
Except for the ones Mom and Buried provides for me.