Friday, September 30, 2005


David & Katherine - Late One Night (Week 7)

Terri & Caroline (in her favorite napping position) - Week 7

Being parents of a newborn is not without it's fringe benefits.

People always talk about the late night feedings; the sleep debt; the lack of a continuous nights' sleep. With twins, you double the effect.

All of that is true, to a point. But in my opinion, people who only focus on the negatives are missing the big picture. They are forgetting the fringe benefits of the late night feeding.

I'm talking, of course, about "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and "Gangs of New York".


If you are like me -- a child of the 80's and college student of the 90's who spent WAY too much time watching television -- late night feedings are an excellent excuse to watch all your old favorites, plus all the new movies on cable television.

Thus, "Nick at Night" and the "Encore" channel have become our best friends in the early morning hours.

"Nick at Night" has the magical ability to give Terri episode after episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" (with the occasional "Who's the Boss?") any time of night.

"The Fresh Prince": Comfort television for those late-night feedings.

And no matter what time I wake up to feed Caroline, I can rely on the "Encore" channel to be showing "Gangs of New York" (starring Leonardo De Caprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz) over and over and over and over . . .

For some strange reason, however, no matter what time Caroline wakes up to feed, I come into the movie at the SAME spot -- the last 15 minutes. I've yet to see the first 85% of the movie.

Chalk it up to another strange yet unexplainable function of parenthood.


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