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My Little Obsession in the Suburbs

Perhaps you remember my post about how Rachael was really getting into the Little House On the Prairie book series?  Because, really? Why wouldn’t she?  I’ve actually re-read them as an adult and just find that life they lived amazing..how they did it, I have no idea.

Good mommy effort?  I set the DVR to record all the episodes of LHOTP for my girl so she could see Hollywood’s version…which is vastly different from the books…but still fun to watch. And they DO wear those awesome bonnets she’s so fond of.

Has she seen them yet? No, because we’ve been out of town and crazy busy and she could be watching Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends instead.

Me?  I’ve been soaking in all the prairie goodness.  Yes, I have. Perhaps the reason she doesn’t want to watch all eleventymillion of them is because she saw them already…in utero..when I laid on the couch for the better part of three months eating nothing but microwave popcorn, incubating life and watching LHOTP and crying because Half-Pint got her feelings hurt again by that little bratastic Nellie Olsen.

So now I find myself in the position that I can’t record more LHOTP episodes unless I delete the ones I’ve already watched, but my daughter-the-reason-for-the-recordings-in-the-first-place hasn’t seen.  Which means either I have to force her to sit down and watch a ten episode marathon or I just admit that I’m actually recording it because I love it and I won’t be ashamed that I’m loving that Michael Landon has the same hair cut as several members of the Jonas Brothers.

Decisions, decisions.

**Updated to add

Oh, emotional punch by the Little House gang! Me and my popcorn sat down and opted to watch today’s LHOTP offering instead of Rocky IV (which is my favorite Rocky, I think even better than the original Rocky…I know!) and there’s an episode where a friend of Laura’s is diagnosed with Leukemia. Ok, what’re the chances? 6000 episodes of Little House and I sit down to watch one with a little boy with Leukemia when they have no options except to stand around and look morbid and steal rides on the train so they can take him to see the ocean before he dies.

Mah heart! It broke.

I really should have watched Rocky IV.

Cause I never once shed a tear when they kill off Apollo.

12 Comments on “My Little Obsession in the Suburbs”

  1. #1 Melisa
    on Dec 3rd, 2008 at 8:33 am

    If she hasn’t watched them yet, I would delete half of them so you can record new ones. She’ll never see the entire series anyway, unless you buy the DVDs. That way, everyone’s happy! 🙂

  2. #2 Izzy
    on Dec 3rd, 2008 at 9:03 am

    I have the same dilemma with South of Nowhere (shut up! The N is an awesome channel)—devote ours of my life to the end of last season or face deletion. That sound is my head getting ready to explode from the pressure…

  3. #3 Izzy
    on Dec 3rd, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Of course, that should be “HOURS of my life”.

    I Hate Typos in Florida

  4. #4 Brittany
    on Dec 3rd, 2008 at 9:26 am

    I am that way with Anne of Green Gables…though I don’t think i can talk my boys into getting into it with me:(

  5. #5 Barbara
    on Dec 3rd, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    OMG you make me laugh. I am so trying to justfy buying the compleate boxed set that just came out with recent inteviews by the cast and all kinds of other bonus footage that they are advertising all over the tv for $99 plus shipping and handling. Until then if you didn’t already know you can watch four episodes a day on the Hallmark channell from 10 til 12 and again from 3 til 5. I always say to my kids OMG thats my favorite episode and they just roll there eyes and say EVERY episode is your favorite. Wait until I tell them Peyton’s mom watches Little House too. They love Peyton and pray for her every night. And they know you too I was surprised the day when you were on Oprah I didn’t know about it but my kids started screaming Mom come quick Peyton’s mom is on tv. They recognized you from the blog pictures. You’re kinda a legend around here and when they find out about the Little House connection they won’t give me a hard time about watching it. At least for today anyway. Thanks for that.

  6. #6 chris
    on Dec 3rd, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    I remember that episode… It was REALLY sad.

    You totally should have watched Rocky IV. Man!

  7. #7 Double Agent Girl
    on Dec 3rd, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    HUGS! For me, it was the episode where Mary goes blind.

  8. #8 Jen W
    on Dec 3rd, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    I totally loved LHOTP!!!

  9. #9 heather...
    on Dec 3rd, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Um…maybe delete the Leukemia episode.

    I wish I had some LHOTP on my Tivo. I had to watch soaps today. SOAPS.

  10. #10 always home and uncool
    on Dec 4th, 2008 at 10:37 am

    This should come as no surpise, but when I flip the channels and see LHOTP, I always check in on the Ingalls clan. Is it a wonder I ended up marrying a Midwest girl?

    C’mon, let’s take the wagon to Mankato. I hear they have indoor outhouses!

  11. #11 Karl
    on Dec 4th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Little House was a great family show. I like “The Waltons,” too. They don’t make shows like that any more. Even the shit on ABC “Family” isn’t stuff you’d want your kids to watch.

    BTW, can you please stop truncating your feeds? I don’t always have time to come by everyone’s site. That’s why I love my feedreader. And I know you want to do what’s best for me. 🙂

  12. #12 buffi
    on Dec 6th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    You never cried when they kill off Apollo? What are you A ROBOT? It gets me every time.

    Okay, I am a marshmallow. Every single episode of LHOTP makes me cry. Every. damn. one. It’s embarrassing.

    Oh, and my daughter read thru all of the books twice. I bought her the dvds and she really couldn’t care less. She’s a robot, too.