I watched Young and the Restless since I can remember. My mother would watch it back before we had 24 hour cartoon channels so I pretty much had to watch what she watched. (I also went outside or played with my toys more than my kids do now) I remember Victor meeting his mother before she died or when Nikki had Victoria. I also remember the Daniel Romalotti and Cricket days. I was a child but I still couldn't stand Cricket. Anyways, throughout the years I have watched the soap off and on. I missed the show usually because I was in school or I was working. Then I became a housewife. For some reason, though I was finally the intended audience, it was harder to get into the show. I DVR it just to fast forward the annoying parts. My kids will come and watch with me. Aron knows all the main characters and Victoria, Aron, and I will discuss the show together. They don't get why Adam is the villain when he is just as bad as everyone else. Aron wonders when Tucker will wake up from his coma. Lately, when Aron and I watch the show we fall asleep. It is that boring. How many times can they exchange partners? (I skip the love scenes if you are wondering.) The writers recycle plots to the point it almost seems like they aren't trying. The new Cane/Caleb storyline is so stupid that I have stopped watching. Cane has a twin? If I lived in soap world I would never worry about dying and I would always be nervous that I have a secret twin. (or that my arch-enemy had plastic surgery to look just like me and is getting me in trouble by committing crimes.) Even my kids are confused. Someone just died, so why are they alive again after we spent a week mourning the character. Aron asked forever why Sharon was alive when she died. (Why is she not dead?) So, even though I wonder if Tucker will wake up from his coma, the current story lines of Phyllis and Lucy, and Cane/Caleb have turned me off and I will stop watching the show.
We got back home to good ol' Northern Virginia two days ago. Eli is now 6 weeks old. It is amazing that 6 weeks ago he took his first breath and saw light for the first time. I have been reading Sci-fi stories lately and have been thinking about how Eli is a little alien, new to this world learning about what it means to be human. First he must struggle to breathe the air that is made of O2 and struggle to breathe out CO2. Then his eyes struggle to see beams of light and the blurs of the beings of the world oohing and awwwwing over him. He couldn't quite figure out what they look like but noticed they each have a peculiar smell. One of them smells familiar as he was a part of her the past few months. He feels a sensation that hurts his stomach and desires to have something in his mouth. This must be hunger. He doesn't know how to make this sensation go away so he cries. He notices the blurred Earth beings jump to put something in his mouth which make the pain of hunger go