As much TV as your mother and I watch, there is a whole other lineup of shows your mother watches on her own, but usually under one condition: when we are in a fight. What else does one do when you are at odds with your significant other and can’t focus on anything else? I play a game, stew, or wheel a chair back and forth in the guest room.
I often feel conflicted about this. On the one hand, every minute she watches means another minute that we’re in a fight, and we should be trying to work things out. On the other hand, she is watching shows I normally wouldn’t want to watch anyway. Interrupting puts me at risk of having to watch those shows with her.
What does she watch that would illicit this kind of lame response from me?
- Nashville – it’s about country singers. That’s all.
- Gossip Girl – just on principle, the way they end every show with “So until next time, you know you love me. XOXO. Gossip Girl” makes me want to gag.
- Suits – I hate lawyers. I married a former one, so that’s different.
As of late, since we haven’t been fighting as much, she’s fallen far behind on her shows. Seasons have started up again and her curiosity is starting to stir. So I have been asking her whether she wants me to start a fight with her for her sake. Your mother rightfully says no, but usually with a second of hesitation. That doesn’t escape me. So maybe I will watch an episode of Nashville with her tonight.