Sometimes I’m a really productive mom while my girls are napping. I’ll clean, write, read, contact my old friends to let them know I’m not dead. You know, that kind of stuff. But sometimes I just want to lose myself in a world so very different than my own, for at least an hour every day until I’ve completely demolished a TV show.
For some reason I can’t even explain to myself, I recently started “Gilmore Girls” again after abruptly abandoning the show at season 3, episode 2. What is their life? It’s so normal.Every episode, I ask myself, “Why am I watching this?” And then I let the next episode come on because I can’t resist the Netflix countdown or the tempting end credits song.
Some surprising things have happened to me since starting “Gilmore Girls” again. All my friends who got me to finally watch it never mentioned that I would:
- Start considering living in a one-horse town like Stars Hollow
- Practice spurting out quippy media references to my 3-year-old, who totally doesn’t get it
- Wish I had been born into high society so I could go to debutante balls and have portraits painted of me
- Contemplate opening a diner, because it looks pretty easy
- Think about spending endless cash to eat pizza, Chinese, and burgers on a continuous, rotating basis and never gain weight
- Wonder if I need a bigger house, because Lorelai and Rory live in a 2,500-square-foot place and there’s only two of them
- Reconsider living in Stars Hollow because I could probably afford a 2,500-square-foot place if I lived in the boonies, too
- Cherish my relationship with my mom because she is WAYYY nicer than Emily Gilmore
- Hope that my daughters are as straight-laced as Rory so I can be the “cool mom” when I tell them to dye their hair pink
- Want to die because the only song I ever sing in my head these days goes like:
If you’re out on the road
Feeling lonely, and so cold
All you have to do is call my name
And I’ll be there on the next train
Where you lead, I will follow
Anywhere that you tell me to
If you need, you need me to be with you
I will follow where you lead
OK, how many of you just sang that out loud?
Yeah, “Gilmore Girls” is great. It can be monotonous at times, but for whatever reason, we keep watching. Maybe if we watch long enough, we’ll one day match Lorelai’s masterful wit. Until then, my friends, you will find me on the couch every day from 1–3 p.m. Cheers!