Stepdaddying Adventures – The Power of TV

How the Big Bang Theory Has Changed Our Lives.

the-big-bang-09Now understand, I’m not talking about the actual theory, which I believe involves the creation of the universe and Angelina Joli. No, this is about the TV show.

We thought it was safe to let the boys watch it.

It wasn’t.

I guess TV influences us all in one way or another. I used to play Star Trek with my brother where we flung ourselves around the bedroom, yelling at Scotty to give us more power. Or making sure I had the official Gilligan’s Island metal lunch box.

So here’s how BBT influenced us. (And by ‘Big Bang’, I mean Sheldon.)

  • Thursday is anything-can-happen-Thursday. It could be anything from an extra slice of ham in their ham and cheese sandwich, to a quiz in their lunch (about hockey for the Youngest or odd facts about spiders for the Oldest), to me forgetting to bring the water-bottle (Ok, let’s not lie here, that’s a pretty common occurrence.)
  • couchEach boy now has a special spot on the couch where the heat is just right in the winter and a breeze cools them off in the summer. How they have a different spot, I don’t understand, but whatever.
  • Sheldon can scientifically prove that girls are icky. They approve of this. It’s pretty much validates their entire view of the opposite sex. Sort of like me finding an article on the internet that said I could eat donuts and lose weight.
  • They have become super interested in Uranus. No other planet makes them giggle as much.
  • The boys want their own Flash costume, but only if it actually works.
  • vulcan helloBoth want to sit at home and send a robot to school in their place.
  • If we were a gang, our gang sign would be the vulcan live-long-and-prosper-thingee.

But hey, my friend named her Dog Bazinga, so I guess that show has influenced us all.

It could be worse.

dohThey have just discovered how awesome the Simpson’s is. Doh!


Does anyone else have a show that has influenced your family for good or bad?

About Joe Cummings

Aquarius. Traveler. Gamer. Writer. A New Parent. 4 of these things are easy. One is not. But the journey is that much better for the new people in my life. A life I want to share with others, to help them, maybe, to make them feel less alone, sure, to connect with the greater world, absolutely.
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4 Responses to Stepdaddying Adventures – The Power of TV

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  2. That’s really funny!!! I so wish I had grown up with BBT as a kid.

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