Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Reality T.V. - and me
I really, really like them. Like, a lot. Seriously.
But what really draws me to these shows is that I can relate to them. No, I may not have a baseball team number of children, just two for me, thanks. But, these shows tend to focus on how difficult, or at least, how different it is for these families to do regular everyday things.
And while these families don't have the same challenges I have, it is nice to see somewhere else, a relfection of having to gear up for activities of daily living. They have to prep to take their families out to dinner. They have to think long and hard about going on a road trip. That's what I relate to.
Moreso, large families, or families with strong religious beliefs, like the Duggars, are a subculture, just as autism families are. So I can relate to that too.
So the next time one of these shows are on, and you wonder to yourself, 'who watches this stuff?' The answer is me.