My mom & I are fanatics. She is the one who got me started. I went to visit her one time and she said the night I got in that we had to watch her show. It ended up being the last 2 weeks of the 1st season. She got me hooked.
Now we call each other after each show to talk about our favorites and laugh. I am really bummed in the Winter and it's really sad that mom & I write on our calendars the first night of American Idol! It is something to look forward to all Winter and I love it. In some stupid way it does make me fill better.
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My mom, son, hubby and I would all get together and watch American Idol every Tuesday night since the first year it started. I'm not one for reality shows and am sorry that they have consumed so much of prime time t.v. Wife Swap? Oh, please. Anyway, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer in January of 2006. Before her surgery she was asked by the doctor to write down anything she could think of that they could all do after the operation (she was 78 years old) as she probably wouldn't be able to articulate for a few days. On her list was 'make sure you put my teeth in my mouth immediately. Don't look at my feet as I have nail fungus and my big toes look like turtle heads. Be aware that I pass gas quite often, especially when I cough. I need my glasses to see you so please keep them on the bedside table where I can reach them'....and the best...'Make sure I am alert on Tuesday night so I can watch American Idol with my daughter."
Unfortunatley, she died two months later of congestive heart failure and although Idol has never been the same for me, I still watch it and 'talk' to my mom through the whole thing. I miss her terribly but have grown to appreciate Idol Night with more than amusement, as I know she is with me.
I have the note she wrote to her surgeon in my jewelry box! It's amazing how we can sometimes feel love and peace through nothing more than a precious memory.
I am totally hooked on that show........have been since the first season. I wont make plans on Tues or Wed evening, so I can be home to watch it.
Its just good clean entertainment. My brother, who passed away on Nov 13 of this year, was hooked also. He would call me after every show and we would talk about the contestants. I will miss that this year
Hope this season is as good as all the rest. And yes, it feels good to laugh
My DD is hooked on the show, she is watching as we 'speak'. She asked me to watch w/ her yrs ago. I watched the season they had Melinda Doolittle. When she was voted out in 3rd place, that did it for me, haven't watched it since that time.
Donna, your post had me in tears. I have notes like that. I have two that my father wrote to me before he died. One was a silly note he gave me about a bird he wanted me to buy, the last note he wrote to me the day before he died. He wasn't able to speak at that time, but he understood what I said to him. I told him I loved him and I would see him again the next day. He wrote back in very shaky hand ( he always had the most beautiful handwriting) I LOVE YOU. I never saw him alive again. He never liked to say 'goodby' it was always too final. I keep those notes in a ginger jar on my dresser, open them once in awhile. I can still hear his voice at times, especially him singing. It does give you a peaceful feeling. Just sending a gentle hug your way.
God bless. Alice.
Donna: Your post made me want to cry! Thanks for sharing, it was beautiful.
I think American Idol is a great way to be distracted from our every day aches & pains, etc. It is the only reality show I have ever been able to get into. I don't watch much t.v.
My mom, sisters, & I talk on the phone after each show and pick our favorites. They live around 5 hours away, so it is a way to keep in touch and have fun. It really is something I look forward to every Tuesday & Wednesday night. It seems like my days even go better because I am looking forward to watching it that night. What a life!
Had to laugh at your post because it reminded me of my mom. Everyone in the family knows not to call mom when American Idol is on!!! She will let it go to voice mail.
My brother used to tease her and call on American Idol night and pretend he didn't know it was on. (he lives by me and mom and sister's live about 5 hrs. away) He knew that she would always answer the phone for him because they don't get to talk much. After she caught on & quit answering his calls, he started on me. That didn't last long!