Saturday, September 27, 2008

Survivor, as in the reality tv show

Good news and bad news. The good news is that a new season of Survivor started on Thursday. The bad news is that I was actually thinking about creating my own Survivor blog and these guys beat me to it!

If you are a mom then you will agree that we do not have time for television. Most moms I know only ever have their tvs tuned to Disney, Nick, or Sprout.

Lulu was a toddler when Survivor first aired. I watched on day 1 and was hooked ever since. Since then, Survivor has evolved and I have been told that rewatching season 1 is pretty cool because you can tell from the way that the producers present the story that this was a very new adventure for them. I've been wanting to Netflix Season 1 but... who has time for that!

Nonetheless, as previously stated, Lulu and I have been watching since show 1. Now, dear husband watched with us. Admittedly, it took some time to get him watching the show as he loathes all reality television. He is just as hooked as we are.

You are more than welcome to come watch Survivor with us sometime. If you do, please keep in mind a few household Survivor rules traditions:

1. First and foremost, Survivor is more important than bedtime, taking a shower, and so on. Case in point, we got a call from Daddy Warbucks, to say that was Survivor was on. Immediately upon hearing those words, Lulu's bedtime was extended until 10:00 (it was the 2 hour season premiere you know) and her shower was rescheduled for another date. Even Bro stayed up for the festivities because I could not tear myself away to sit upstairs and nurse him to sleep.

2. Always eat popcorn or root beer floats during Survivor.

3. Always get ready for bed during commercials (brush hair, brush teeth, pajamas) since bedtime commences immediately after "scenes" (see #4).

4. Do not go to bed before you see "scenes" from the next Survivor.

5. Never, ever talk during the show, no matter how important. You can share your thoughts, take a bathroom break, get a snack during commercial only.

6. Never ever take a phone call during Survivor.

7. Always say, "shhhhh, shhhhh, shhhhh Survivor is back on" and frantically run back to your seat when you hear the show come back from commercial.

8. Announce who you think will be voted off, AFTER tribal counsel but BEFORE Probst reads the votes aloud.

So, I want to know, did you watch the Survivor season premiere on Thursday? Do you have a show, that you watch as a family, on a regular basis? Do you have any similar traditions? Would you like to join us for Survivor sometime?
I have so many Survivor stories to share, but this will have to do for now. Don't forget to tune in to CBS, 8:00 p.m., Thursdays.

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