I am a soap opera junkie. Now I don't fit the typical SAHM stereotype of sitting in my PJs all day, eat ting bon bons and watching the soaps. And I don't even use my DVR to sit and watch later, commercial free. Instead I have become addicted to Soapnet. Soaps 24/7.
See I tend to be a bit of an insomniac. I used to watch Nick at Nite, but there are only so many times one can watch Will Smith get into trouble on Fresh Prince. So I started flipping through the channels and found Days of Our Lives on at 11 pm. Now I have to admit I have always watched DOOL. I remember watching it with my mom when I was little. In college when it was so stupid that Marlena was possessed by the devil and Stephano was on his rampage. And throughout my years as a SAHM I have managed to stay on top of what was going on, mainly through Internet spoilers and catching a show here and there.
But now I find myself not only spending an hour with the people of Salem (DOOL), but an hour in Port Charles (General Hospital) and another in Pine Valley (All My Children). I tell myself it is better than watching infomercials, but I secretly find myself cheering along for Babe and JR to get back together, for Bo and Hope to finally be at peace, and for Carly to wise up and get over Sonny (which she appears to have –– finally). And don't forget the mafia wars on GH, the killer on the lose in Pine Valley and of course is Stephano still alive on DOOL?
Is my life so boring that I have to resort to televised smut? Shouldn't I spend those three hours improving my mind and watching the History Channel or the Discovery Channel or heck, even sleeping. Probably... but ya know that wouldn't be as fun.