Posted by: Kate | January 9, 2008

My Rock is Warm and Comfortable

The one I spent the day under, I mean. I woke up with a headache bad enough that after the kids were off to school, I called in sick and went back to bed – unusual in the first place, but then I slept until 1:00 in the afternoon.

I’m still not feeling right, unless your definition of “right” includes throbbing pain and dizziness and nausea and vagueness, but I slept enough earlier that I can’t anymore now. So we’re watching television that frankly upsets me – Wife Swap and Supernanny because I’m not smart enough to follow the plot line of anything else. But ugh, it’s just disturbing to have televised proof that any schmo can get married, manners and respect be damned. I don’t know how they find people to go on Wife Swap, but there are relationships on there in which everyone involved accepts, and expects, just horrifyingly unacceptable behavior.

And Supernanny? Gag. Maybe it really would be a decent idea to require a license to have children. It wouldn’t require a real difficult test; all you need to do is have a parenting philosophy. I don’t care whether your philosophy is to never say no, to say no to everything, or maybe *gasp* find a happy medium, as long as you have some thought behind it.

Soon, I hope to be able to crawl back under my rock. It’s warm and dark there, and I can return to my fantasy world that includes marriages with mutual respect and parenthood with boundaries.


  1. So sorry you’re not feeling well…hope by the time you read this, you’re on the mend. And I couldn’t agree more about your tv observations. Damn the writers’ strike!


  2. Go cuddle up in your new bed Kate. Spike you drink with a little Tylenol and come back when you don’t have to watch such brainless idiots look for attention on TV land!!!

  3. I hope you’re feeling better today! 🙂

  4. I hope you’re feeling better today. That’s why I watched Food TV’s cookie competition followed by the newest episode of Project Runway on Bravo. I get too stressed watching the reality shows you mentioned.

  5. Poor Kate . . you forgot “Me or the Dog!”. I’m often very peeved that I didn’t come up with the Supernanny idea . . training parents would be fun and she’s made a fortune out of stating the bleedin’ obvious. It’s now franchised all over the world! Our daytime TV is similarly weird with couples airing their dirty laundry on particularly Dr Phil! What makes people go in front of America and admit these things?

    Sorry about the head Fred. You’d think someone would have come up with a cure for migraine by now . . .then again, all those medications that sufferers buy could float a small nation I imagine. . . .mmm pharmacy conspiracy theory coming up . . .get well

  6. I hope you feel better today. Just watching those two shows give me headaches.

  7. Mmmmmmm…..rooooooockkkkkk. Roooooooooockkkkkk guuuuuuud.

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