Olivia and I are addicted to Brothers & Sisters. We lie on my bed under the blanket and watch it on a portable DVD player. We have watched Grey’s Anatomy together, along with the first season of Desperate Housewives, before I decided it was too grown-up for her.
One thing I have never allowed the girls to watch is Sex and the City. My box set is on top of the cupboard, hidden away. I love Sex and the City or SATC as we call it. I love the glamour, the intrigue, the fashion, the plots. And I am mad about Mr Big. On Wednesday night I went out with three girlfriends. We discussed boyfriends, affairs, husbands, shoes – all the usual.
“We’re so SATC,” said one of my friends.
Little did I imagine that while I was out acting SATC, my daughters were at home watching it.
Yesterday the secret came out. We were in the car when Bea pulled a pouty face and said “this is what Samantha does.”
Immediately I knew. It was like one of those moments when suddenly everything makes sense. They tried to deny it but there was no going back. So we started to discuss it.
“Did you see the bit where Carrie breaks up with Mr Big?” asked Olivia.
“What are crabs?” asked Bea.
I think it may be time to buy a safe.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2009
Oh My God, Helena. I know, I shouldn’t laugh, but I relate so well. I too, love that show and could watch it in reruns forever. It’s always been one of my guilty pleasures, but one that I enjoy without the husband and the kids. I’m always afraid of my daughter walking in on me while I’m watching it. You’d swear I was doing something illegal. I guess it could have actually been worse for you though… She could have seen the episode with Samantha’s ‘rabbit’….
Hi Helena, I’ve been watching SATC alot this week as I’ve been off sick from work (with full pay and some weight loss as I didn’t feel like eating much – so a rather good few days all things considered!). You might want to reacquaint yourself with one of the episodes in Series 3 when Samantha ends up being the PR for a brattish, far-too-worldly-for-her-own-good 13 (going on 35) year-old – it just reminds you of how precious and fleeting childhood is these days. I’d recommend keeping the box set locked away for a few more years!
I also know I shouldn’t laugh…but out of all the 4 characters I love that your daughter chose to emulate Samantha… watch out boys!
He, he! I love to hear of other people’s kids doing stuff they’re not supposed to- makes me feel much better about my own! Thye always manage to find the Good Stuff, don’t they? mimi
I have tried hard to like Sex and the City but I just never could! Finally I have given up on forcing myself and still trying to work out why the rest of the world find it so watchable. All the women put my teeth on edge. I am beginning to feel I am some sort of freak!
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