This Is Us
Every Tuesday night, I record one of my favorite shows-I have to because my hubby doesn’t like it. Then Wednesday morning, I sit with my cup of coffee, thoroughly enjoying it as always. It dawns on me today that I have not watched a single episode that didn’t make me bawl like a baby, yet it makes me laugh as well. I just don’t understand why the hubs won’t give it a chance, is it because the show evokes such a strong emotional response? Is it because it highlights so much diversity? It’s one of those shows I wish we could enjoy together, because I feel like it touches each person that watches it in such a profound way. I think we all recognize something in our lives that mirrors what we see in this family’s experiences.
I know guys don’t like to talk about their feelings, they don’t like mushy, sentiments and such, but I think if we watched the show together, it might even help him work through some things he’s going through. He has lost so much in the last four years, his dad, his oldest brother, and then this year, his mother. His grandparents are all gone, his brother is still alive but his job took him away, so he feels that loss too.
I feel the loss as well. I feel like I’ve lost him in a sense, he stays all bottled up inside. We sit on the couch next to each other every night, watching tv and playing games on our devices, yet not really talking. I almost wish tv had not been invented sometimes, it’s such a distraction from dealing with life. But then, I’d miss great shows like this one, and that would be a real shame. Besides that’s what Friday nights are for, we sit out back and we talk about everything-kind of a catch-up for the whole week. And when I say we don’t talk, I mean, we do…just nothing too deep.
This is us….what about you?