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Last night, Summer and I were up watching the “The L Word” around 4 am. Perhaps, you’re thinking that this provocative and even a bit pornographic Showtime program about LA lesbians may not be appropriate tv fare for a 1 year-old.

But it was 4 am. Summer refused to sleep. She was hysterical. HYSTERICAL.

Until I turned on “The L Word.”

In my defense, it is one of Paris Hilton’s favorite shows. If you’re a Paris Hilton follower (and really, what mom isn’t?), you would, of course, want to expose your child to one of Paris’ fave shows as early as possible.

Secondly, Jennifer Beals of “Flashdance” fame is one of the stars. “Flashdance.” Tell me you couldn’t throw on a pair of legwarmers and watch that movie 15 more times. A welder AND an exotic dancer?! How cool is this chick?

AND (although unlikely that I have to defend myself any further because of the validity of the Paris Hilton and “Flashdance” arguments), the 30 minutes we watched included no graphic sex scenes. Although I wasn’t wearing my contacts, so I can’t be 100 percent sure about this. But even with blurry vision, I’m confident that I can identify a lesbian sex scene. Or really any sex scene. Or even if I’m having sex.

Oh, and one more point. The show is excellent. The kind of show you want to watch, at 4 am or any other time.

I’ve actually always been quite conservative when it comes to tv. Dylan wasn’t allowed to watch television until she was 2 years-old (you know, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics). Now she only gets to watch an hour a day. And I’m very picky about what she does watch. That girl knows nothing of any L word. And her sister Summer better keep her mouth shut.

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15 Responses to summer learns the L word

  • WA says:

    My oldest son watched a lot of late-night "Elimidate" in his first year. Maybe that's why he keeps asking if we can get a hot tub?

  • Kerry says:

    an HOUR of TV a day for dylan? you've gone soft, mama. hee hee. hope you have an easier night. good thing your inlaws have showtime – bonus!

  • Kristen says:

    I do not by any means want to criticize your choice of television especially at 4 in the morning but….. since I think you have TiVo, may I be so bold as to suggest you record Masterpiece Theatre on PBS. They are doing a Jane Austen series which has been quite good.

  • Kelcey says:

    Kristen – you are so high brow. I'm always impressed by your sophisticated choices. Seriously.

    I'd write more but Gossip Girl reruns are on.

  • Michelle says:

    We could have totally done a Sleepless Mommy conference call last night. Just as soon as I finally got the 6 month old back to sleep at 1:00 AM the 2 year old decided it was party time at 2:00 AM("Wok me Mommy, Wok me")!!

  • Madmad says:

    You got through an entire 30 minutes of the L word without there being any sex?! Are you sure? Maybe you were really watching PBS and got confused – maybe L was the featured letter on Big Bird? That's gotta be it.

  • Erin says:

    These girls of yours like to keep you on your toes huh? 4am..yikes…how about I send you all my photos and scrapbook stuff and you gals could get me up to date on my scrapping…since you have all this spare time at the wee hours- and of course you can still watch lesbian tv while you scrap- xo

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