The phone rang at 9:02 last night. Scott was out of town for the night on a business trip. I figured he was calling to check in for the evening.
“Hey…uh.. you know Parenthood premieres tonight… right now.. right?” he blurted out.
“Well, yeah, but since you’re not here, I figured I’d wait and watch it with you when you get home,” I replied as I wiped off the kitchen counters.
Parenthood is the one show that’s “ours.” We watch it together, never apart. We wait for weekends when we can sit down and catch up on episodes from the iPad app (since we’re cable and DVR free) if we have to. It’s our thing.
(These are the things you have to resort to when date-nights are hard to come by and trips to the movies happen once a year.)
“No. No, no. It’s okay! I, um, I’m watching it. So… you should go watch it. Now. Okay?” He insisted.
Ahhhh…. look who TV Premier cheated on me? Glad he had the good sense to go ahead and tell me about it so I could cheat on him, too, and we could call it even.
So I sat down with a beer and enjoyed every minute of the first episode of the new season of Parenthood. I love this show. It speaks to me.
I really like the new “God” story line they brought in, too, though I know that’s getting some resistance from many. The thing is, I can totally relate to being a spiritual family and believing in God, but not feeling comfortable with religion, personally, and then trying to balance that with allowing my kids to make their own choices when it comes to all that. I’m glad it’s a topic they’re exploring because I think that’s how a lot of households look these days.
Did you watch last night? What did you think?