Lately I've come to discover that I suffer from a new ailment. It's not something I saw coming, but now that it's here, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. It's a little thing I like to call Tivo Guilt.
You can see how it all began. I was wooed with the idea that I could record my shows with ease, fast forward through commercials and save myself lots of time. I'd never have to suffer the dilemma of watching only one of two shows on at the same time, and I'd certainly never again have to shout, "Oh no! I missed my show tonight!" Thanks to our friend the Season Pass, these words would never pass through my lips again. Not to mention that I'd actually watch less television, since I would now only watch those things that I cared most about. Yes sir -- the people at Tivo saw me coming!
If I had stuck to my plan and only tivo'd as planned, I'd probably be feeling fine. My list would be small, and I'd find small increments of time to watch a show every now and then, which would in turn keep my list small. But then I got cocky. I'd find an actor I liked, and I'd create a wishlist to track their upcoming movies. That's how I finally saw all those Kate Hepburn and Laurence Olivier movies. Hey, this was fun! What else does it do?
This is where I got into trouble -- movies. I'd see one coming on HBO that was either unique sounding or possibly a hit that I'd never seen at the theater. I'd nonchalantly tivo it, figuring I'd watch it later. But when you add those 2 hour movies to all the 30 minute and one hour shows that we or I watch, suddenly you have a list that is so long, you can't bear to look at it anymore. Because what working mother of two has time for anything but being a working mother of two?? I'm not complaining, mind you...being a wife and mom is the best part of my life, and I cherish the time I get with them. Hence, I don't watch much tv. So the list grows. And thanks to the Season Pass, it continues to grow. And I will continue to feel the Tivo Guilt, as it calls to me whenever I have a free few minutes. "You could be watching some Medium right now. And it's been 3 weeks since you watched an ER. You know you want to."
Nah, I think I'd rather play air hockey with my kids. Catch you on the flip side, Tivo!