I'm practicing my deep breathing that I learned during the birthing classes as I reveal what I'm giving up for Lent. Isn't being pregnant and giving up alcohol, and sushi, and caffeine, and everything else enough?!?!? Sadly, that's not how I roll. I've always felt that if you're going to make a sacrifice, it needs to be something that you actually think about and brings to mind why you are commiting yourself to this "adventure" in the first place.
I have gone so overboard in years past that it included "all junk food" or "no snacking" and the like, but I think this year may be the hardest of them all. I...am giving up television. Kind of. I have decided that I watch WAY too much, it's not something I want in my house once the Lion is born, and I need to break the habit. In fairness to Chris, and to make it so that I have a chance of success, however, I am more accurately giving up the remote. This means that I no longer will be able to turn it on as mindless background noise during the day, and while HE can turn it on in the evenings, I have zero say in what he chooses to watch. Therefore, let me lament the shows that I know will not be part of his line-up.
Face Off is absolutely my favorite show on television right now. For those of you that missed it because it's on Syfy, it's a competition between special effect make-up artists. What is particularly unfair about this is that they're down to 5 contestants? I think? Only a couple of episodes left. Chris did watch the most recent episode with me and didn't complain, so MAYBE there's a chance...but I doubt it.
Now, I just think of this as birth prep. Which is useful, right? I don't LOVE the show, but it's filmed at the hospital that I candy-striped at in my youth, and does seem a bit more realistic than a lot of the "reality" birth shows out there. Chris doesn't even want to be in the room when I give birth, much less watch as other women do, though. No chance in hell of him turning this on.
Ok, there might be a slim chance that I get to see Hawaii Five-O. Chris might like it, though I normally watch recorded episodes by myself. He does enjoy seeing the Hawaii scenery, and remeniscing about our honeymoon. I enjoy watching Alex O'Loughlin. And who could argue with that?
I know this will be a constant reminder of what sacrifice means, and is something I really need to do in my life anyway, and will give me plenty of time to fill my days with more productive activities. But...but...but...sigh. It's gonna be rough.
What should I do to distract myself?