Saturday, November 22, 2008

Science Fiction Fans

My kids have recently been introduced to all of the campy, over-the-top, low production values of Dr. Who--the old and the most recent versions, both.

My kids were both absolutely psyched with the idea that I was going to get them up at 10:00 tonight and let them watch the show. Can I be clear here that my kids are morning people? Not 9ish or even 8ish. For years it has been 5:30 or 6:00 that they have gotten up--without an alarm. I don't begin to understand that kind of freakish behavior, but this is their natural rhythm. So, it was understood that they could go and rest in their rooms doing whatever they wanted and if they fell asleep I promised I would get them up. Promise.

May I also clarify the huge amount of trouble I'm going to be in with them in the morning when they realize that I tried to get them up and their eyes just continued to flutter under their eyelids as they were probably already in rem sleep? I. Could. Not. Get. Them. Up. Rag dolls the both of them. I was almost yelling in their ears.

"Wake up!", I said. "Do you want to go watch the show? Do you want to see the show? Do you want to get up and watch Dr. Who?? DO YOU??" Nothing.

I am in huge trouble. My kids will not understand their altered state and will not remember me jostling them and asking them to get up.

I HATE being in trouble.


Neo-agrarian said...

Next time video tape you trying to get them up as evidence that they were in fact deep in slumber.

Laura said...

Excellent idea!

Mathman6293 said...

I haven't seen the vintage Dr. Who episodes in a long while. But I am an avid fan of the new ones. I love Katherine Tate! Glad we have another go around with her episodes on BBS.

Laura said...

I never really got into Dr. Who. I was more an Upstairs, Downstairs, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, No Honestly, The Two Ronnies, Keeping Up Appearances, Dave Allen, I Claudius kind of girl.

Oh! And Image Union and sometimes Austin City Limits.

Channel 11 rocks!

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