Friday, March 6, 2009

A calm night watching TV?

I was watching TV tonight, catching up on my trash TV. It's been a long week, and I have to work the weekend, so I decided to watch the 3 episodes of The Millionaire Matchmaker I had on my TIVO.

I vacillate between thinking that the woman is a COMPLETE psycho who gives real matchmakers and/or Jewish women a BAD NAME, and thinking she is actually telling the guys exactly how it is (go on girl!).

But tonight...she is clearly CLUELESS about at LEAST one thing. To quote Scandy, "she don't know nuthin' bout birthin' no babies!"!!

She was coaching a Female Millionaire who has a baby. Before she went on her date with a guy, Patty (the "Matchmaker") told this mom to put the baby (I think under 2 years old) to sleep at 7pm, the normal time kids go to sleep, and then relax and go to sleep early herself.

Hello??? 7pm??? I don't know about you all, but even if I "START" putting the monkeys down at 7pm, they will not fall asleep AT LEAST until 8pm or 9pm (we normally don't even START our routine until 8pm). And those hours between starting the bedtime routine and the monkey's falling sleep - anything but relaxing and restful!

This "Matchmaker" apparently thinks that raising children is just like doing it on TV - you hug them, kiss them and then wish them a good night and close the door. She does not realize that there is a constant barrage of "Mom, one more thing....I'm hungry...I'm thirsty...I need to go pee...I need to go pee again, and this time I really mean it...Mommy, I love you...and on and on and on"!

OK - rant over. Man, that felt good to get it off my chest. I tried finding a clip of this on YouTube but couldn't. If anyone finds it, please email me and I will revise this post :)


Anonymous said...

Haha! Funny rant!

And totally true...babies in bed by 7pm! HA!

Actually I do know of a couple of Mom's who get it done that way..but they are the exception, not the norm!

LL said...

Reality TV has VERY little to do with reality.

Under the Influence said...

Yep, she's clueless!

Lucy said...

Oh, my gosh, I saw that one too! I was like what?
I use to get my little ones into bed at 8:00pm and that was considered early and they never fell right to sleep, usually 8:30pm and then I could relax around 9:00pm. She is crazy, 7:00pm!!!

bernthis said...

I love that show and I do love Patti but I gotta say I remember that line VIVIDLY. She lives in LA LA land remember? Both literally and figuratively

Joanie said...

Yeah, she's clueless, or she had a nanny to do the dirty work for her.

I've seen Millionaire Matchmaker a few times. Narcissism at it's finest!