Have you heard that saying about love grows best in little houses (I believe that there is a country song where this comes from by Doug Stone)? I’ll share it with you as I need to repeat the words a few times to settle myself down after a weekend of family togetherness in our old, lovely home.
“Love grows best in little houses, with fewer walls to separate. Where you eat and sleep so close together, you can’t help but communicate. And if we had more room between us, think of all we’d miss. Love grows best, in houses just like this.”
Yes, indeed. If you were to show up to my house when the four of us are just hanging out, you would likely find us in a similar state as this.
We have no man cave, or cozy basement space, so we gather in the one room with the comfy couch and TV and all are stuck watching the same program. The adults patiently watch the latest superhero cartoon, I follow football and my husband keeps up on Downton Abbey episodes.
Often times rather than argue over who’s turn it is to control the remote, my husband and I dive into a series together so the decision is mutual and made well in advance of our “chill time” – a phrase coined by Chris. I would love to say that we read books to unplug or have long chats over the latest political decisions of the day, but in the dead of winter, we tend to cozy up on the couch and enjoy an hour or two of our favorite series that provide us with back-to-back viewing.
So if you’re like me and struggling to keep yourself and your hubs entertained while you are hunkered down, consider our list of mutually agreed upon show series. We hope you enjoy the cozy time and we would love to hear what you enjoy watching too – and yes, some of these might make you feel smarter, more stupid, or just might be a new guilty pleasure.
Top 6 – Alissa (because only 5 would be too standard):
- The Sopranos
- House of Cards
- Friday Night Lights – did I mention I watch football?!
- Modern Family
Top 6 – Chris:
- House of Cards
- West Wing
- The Newsroom
- The Americans