I was surprised to find that it was time to write about week three of the Hardcore Television Challenge because I just hadn’t yearned for TV. (yearn makes me giggle.)
It’s like television is slipping away.
Okay now I feel like television and I are in the icy waters after the Titanic goes down.
Television: You creating that challenge, Alex, was the best thing that ever happened to me… it let me rest. And I’m thankful for that, Alex. I’m thankful. You must do me this honor, Alex. Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Alex, and never let go of that promise.
Alex: I promise.
Television: Never let go.
Alex: I’ll never let go. I’ll never let go, Television.
And I didn’t. Even when I had to pry your icy dead hands from my raft last week.
I survived. Sorta.
We are only missing dinner.
Because I’ve pretty much given up on it.
I mean, we eat, but out of the last seven days? We’ve eaten one meal I’ve cooked. On Tuesday night. And it was pasta and sauce from a jar.
And yes, I’ve tried including the kids in cooking (well E. because a fifteen month old isn’t exactly INCLUDABLE around fire and knives).
And while we have adorable pictures.
And E discovering he loves celery.
We have to start at 4 p.m. to have dinner ready by 5:30.
And I’d rather play chase in ninety degree weather (not EXACTLY but close) than spend an hour and a half making a meal.
I just can’t cook and have my children all up in my business. Or I can’t cook and not snap. Or I can’t be disciplined enough to do all my cooking during N’s nap.
Or I hate cooking.
(I don’t HATE it. I just only like it when I can concentrate on it. Because I’m not naturally good at cooking. And it makes a MESS. A mess that I don’t have the inclination to clean. But old crusty food makes me vomit.)
And dividing thirty minutes of television among seven days gives me less than five minutes a day to make dinner. Which is just long enough to open a cheese stick and a bag of carrots. But we already ate that for lunch.
My proposed answer? A personal chef to sponsor my Hardcore Television Challenge!
Because that would be realistic and relatable.
Thank you to Romp n’ Roll for supporting our Television challenge! (We’ve definitely hid from our television there.)
Continued thank yous to The Mommies Network.
And don’t forget that Corrina has kindly offered a fellow challenger a FREE BOOK OF HER CHOOSING from Barefoot Books! I’ll choose the winner at random on the final Thursday (July 29th). I know some of you have been participating but are not bloggers. You can still win the book! Please include a comment on the final post so I have your name to add to the drawing. I’ll announce the winner Friday July 30th.