I'm living with a tv remote bully and I bet I am not the only one.
Let's take last night as an example.....Charlie is putting Henry to bed so I am watching the weather channel and a show on cnn or something about supermarkets. Here I am very happy flipping back to both of these stations. In comes Charlie, "What are you watching?" and I tell him. He makes some huffing noise. He tells me you know football is on, I told him I knew but I can't bear to watch Jay Cutler, he makes me mad, but I turn it on.
From there I go back to my other two shows and I keep hear little sighs from the other end of the couch. Mind you, he has the laptop and is reading whatever the heck he reads on there so I don't understand why this is bothering him.
Then I lay the remote down, stupid mistake, stupid mistake he picks it up and I know my night is over! He then starts changing the channel and watching random movies that are half started. Then in the ultimate bully move, he puts on the movie Outbreak and THEN tells me he is doing a mock draft for football - WHAT!!!! You get to watch a movie and use the laptop, how is this even fair?
I know we have other tv's in our house, but sometimes I don't feel like moving to another room when I am already comfy on the couch. I don't understand why it is ok for me to have to watch all his crap but he can't suffer through my crappy shows. At least my shows we have not seen before, all of his are repeats or movies we have seen 100 times.
I'm hoping in the Fall when new shows are coming on, this bullying will stop. I'm a pretty reasonable person, I'll watch most sports and most crappy movies but there are times I just want to watch my own crap.