I'm still sick but I just got up an hour ago so while I have a clear and rested brain I'm going to post something.
For the first time since we cut off the cable TV I've been missing it. Reading requires to much focus, as does web surfing, as do puzzle books. Vegging in front of a The People's Court (yes, I secretly love that show. No time for Judge Judy or Judge Joe Brown but Judge Milian rocks) with a bowl of throat-soothing ice cream is about all I'm good for and the one thing I now can't do.
Okay, not really. Trust that I will always find a way to veg in front of a TV when given a good excuse. We happen to have the first season of Stargate SG-1 and the entire run of Firefly on DVD. The husband and I consider them educational investments, key to raising good geeks. So Monday and Tuesday were passed with the kids and I watching Stargate.
We found out something interesting. The first episode of Stargate contains nudity. Not a little bit either but an extended scene of full frontal female nudity and much breastiness (my spellcheck doesn't like that word but I think it sounds fantastic). The kids giggled a bit. They've seen nudity in movies before so it wasn't a big deal for them. Just a bit of a shock for the recovering prude of a mom. Fortunately I remembered that I am now a hip and progressive mom and that meant nudity was fine and I relaxed and simply watched the scene with the kids.
While the nudity went by with nothing more then the giggles a bit of gruesomeness that followed got me a sharp look from Catherine. A parasitic creature emerged from a woman's belly in search of a new host. Sort of Alien like but more schlocky, this being TV and all.
"Harry might be scared. Should he be watching this?"
Catherine loves a good orc decapitation as much as I do but Harry is a bit of a more sensitive soul. He just can't handle the gross stuff like the women folk. But with this he seemed fine. I think it makes a difference when you're watching something in daylight with your family on a somewhat crappy TV. I reassured Catherine and we went on to spend a total of four hours in front of the TV.
Nakedness, parasitic creatures and hours of TV slavery. Made for a fun day with the kids.