Thursday, March 22, 2007

ANTM - My LIttle Critic

For those of you who have been reading this blog for awhile, you will know one thing about me - of all the tv I watch, America's Next Top Model (ANTM) is one of my favourite shows.
I know it's dorky. I know some people think that Tyra is annoying (just kidding!) but really, there's something really enjoyable about the show to me. I love watching the Jays and how mean they are. I love the girls. I love the catfights. I love the pictures. I love guessing who will be kicked off.
It's the one show I don't miss during the week.
But I'm realizing that Matty likes the show also.
Last night was an odd evening. I went to the gym nice and early and then got home before Matt's bedtime. But, I hadn't had much dinner and I suggested to Matt that we eat popcorn and watch Mommy's show.
Usually he says no to watching Mommy's show. But the popcorn, the models, Tyra - it was too much for him to resist.
So, at 8pm we curled up on the couch and watched ANTM.
It was adorable. He was excited by the challenges and I had him pick his favourite model. He chose Miss Jay. (the one on the left) Miss Jay isn't even a model, but whatever. (FYI I like Mr. Jay on the right)

We laughed, we chatted, we ate popcorn. We critiqued. I loved it.
I'm hoping to raise him to understand the importance of a good reality show. Besides, watching ANTM beats Dora any day. Not to mention that the other shows I watch, like House, are a little too frightening for Matt.
Besides. I would be soooo proud if Matthew grew up to be a fashion expert.


SpeakEasy said...

Hey. I finally made it over. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

I read a bunch of your posts to get caught up. LOL. Congrats on the driving story. A perfect score wws indeed in the cards for you. Too bad about the tire... It happens.

As for this post... Nothing beats popcorn, your child and a reality show to make for an exciting evening.

Haley-O said...

LOVE IT!! :) Yeah, T's annoying, but not to me. I love her on the show. No one else can pull off what she does for the show! Soooo entertaining (maybe not for the reasons she'd like, but, still! ;)) And, the monkey LOVES ANTM, too! The death shots were a little scary for toddlers, though. But, they don't notice. :)

Haley-O said...

You're it...again. i know. I must stop this -- I just didn't want you to feel left out, my friend! :)

Ruthie said...

I had to stop letting Little C watch the show with me when he tried to repeat a naughty word he heard.

So now I mute it and read the captions.

BTW, what's going on with Tyra and the gypsy look this season?

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Ok, weird! I wanted to make a comment on your Real Moms post, but it won't let me.

Thanks for the tag :) You're too kind!
I did mine real fast, not much time to think...

You are so true about allowing yourself to be crazy, fun, silly etc. and to laugh about it! That was why I had such a fun time being a Kindergarten teacher and why at parties, I often find myself having fun with the kids and not the adults (lame, I know, but I just love kids and having fun with them).