Thursday, January 24, 2013

Good News: Ellen is Moving to 3pm!

Good news, Detroit!  

The Ellen Degeneres Show is moving to 3pm on February 4th!

Perhaps you are wondering, “Erin, you are an almost full-time stay-at-home mom.  What difference does the time make?”

To which I would kindly respond, “A lot.”

First of all, these morning where it is a brisk 2 degrees Fahrenheit, my go-getter routine slows a bit.  After freezing at the bus stop, I warm up with a cup of coffee and my warm fuzzy blanket as I tune into the Local 4 News and the Today Show.  I promise myself every morning I will only watch it until 8:30am, 9:00am tops (in case I miss the headlines).  

Next thing I know, 9:00am turns into 10am, and *poof* Ellen is on!  So I settle in to watch her show.  And before I know it, it’s already 11am, and I am scurrying around to make lunch and get on with my day.  My housework was beginning to suffer, but it was a sacrifice I was willing to make for Ellen because I think she is awesome.

I. love. Ellen.  LOVE!  In fact, when I became a stay-at-home mom, I was so excited that I could watch her in real time.  

And I realize that “love” is a strong word to use, but I am not afraid to use it with Ellen.  I love her because of the positive energy that she exudes.  I am inspired by how she lives her life truthfully and fearlessly.  I think her sense of humor is incredibly funny and smart without being hurtful to others.

Which brings me to my next point - I love watching Ellen with Marie, not only because Marie loves watching her, but because she presents fun, pop culture topics in a way that I feel is appropriate for my daughter.  In the past, I would always have to DVR important episodes that featured Marie’s favorite celebrities like Taylor Swift.  However, now that it will be on at 3pm, she can hop off the bus and tune in!  Next thing you know she’s going to live tweet from my twitter account (but perhaps that is a post for another time).

I’m excited that we can chill out after school together and bond over the Ellen Show since these days seem to fly right by in a blur of swim lessons, Daisies meetings, and homework, lot and lots of homework.

Do you watch The Ellen Show with your kids?  What is your favorite part of the show?

**I was selected for this sponsored post by Hay There Social Media. All opinions expressed are my own.


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