Here is the thing, Ron Howard. I know I was supposed to watch your show Parenthood last night. But a big part of parenthood with a small "p" that was not factored into the scheduling of said show is the omnipresent exhaustion that prevented me from watching the show.
You see, Ron, my nights lately go like this. After a long day of work, dinner, homework wrangling, a little fun with the kids, getting them into bed, and cleaning the kitchen, I sit down about 8:30 p.m. for some quality time with my husband.
Two hours later, one of us wakes up, still on the couch, and nudges the other, who had also fallen asleep. We go up to bed to sleep some more, and then wake up at 4 a.m., when we can't get back to sleep.
So I missed Parenthood at 10 p.m. But the Baltimore Twitterverse is talking about it, with pretty mixed reviews. Here's a sample:
@coconutlime: Parenthood has a great cast (I missed you, Lauren Graham!) but it is a mishmash of every TV family cliché. Maybe it will get better?
@mom2my3boys: really loved that new "parenthood" show!! Had me in tears! Such an emotional show and it was WONDERFUL!
@pussycatsdotcom: Wow. Parenthood. That was pretty awful.
@mccripple: the fam from Parenthood is very much like mine. Alike in that we're so close & I know I wouldn't be here without them & that we take care of one another.
What did you think of the show's first episode?
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