The old saying is true; you never know how good you have it until that something is gone. I’m not talking about love, or a significant other, nor am I talking about a job. Folks, I’m talking about my television.
Like the infamous ‘blue screen of death’, I experienced the horror of all horrors this morning when I came downstairs. It started like any other day, me getting the little guy up from his crib, changing him and bringing him downstairs for his morning cuppa [milk]. I usually turn on a cartoon for the little guy and hit the large cup option on my Keurig. This morning, my routine was disrupted when our television decided to do NOTHING when I hit the power button. Too tired to panic, I notified my husband (thinking he had changed settings), and went into the kitchen for my coffee. Ten minutes later, the doctor [my husband] proclaimed the T.V. to be deceased, official TOD 06:20 EST.
I’ve never been a huge T.V. person, preferring to lose myself in books, but I came to the realization that I rely on my television…a lot. I’ve been candid about the role T.V. plays in allowing me to work from home, but I never realized how much I relied on the television to keep my little guy out of, well, everything. As of this writing, our screen door is broken, toys are scattered…everywhere, and I’m one frazzled mama. The saddest part? Now that we’re ‘responsible parents’, a television is not an integral part of our budget. In fact, the large flat screen [now deceased] T.V. set we own was left over from my husband’s bachelor days. I won’t tell you how horrified/mystified my husband was, when we first started dating, to find out that I did not own a television. He actually bought a small T.V. set for my apartment (not kidding), once things became serious.
I know, I know, I know, this means I should give up television (and I shouldn’t have relied on it so much anyway), but I can’t help but wonder how I will replace PBS cartoons, or foster my son’s new love of Tinker Bell. Since toys don’t occupy my son for very long, and I’m not the “arts & crafts hour” type, I’m wondering how the heck I’ll be able to get any work accomplished during the day, with a two year old constantly clinging to my leg. First world problems, for sure.
For now, I’ll just window shop, and keep my fingers-crossed that an amazing Black Friday deal comes along to meet our television-viewing needs. So, what kind of T.V. do you own, and/or would your recommend? I’m eyeing this Samsung and this LG…
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