Thursday, February 26, 2015

Do You Believe in Magic?

When I was a little girl I wanted to be Samantha Stephens. From where I sat in front of the television on Thursday nights, Samantha had a perfect life. She was married to a successful business man, she had a nice house, she got to stay at home all day, her mother visited regularly (and wore REALLY COOL clothes), and, best of all, Samantha could do magic! 

She was a witch, now it would have been better if she'd been a fairy or an angel maybe, but clearly she was a good witch. She had everything I dreamed of including the icing on the cake. Sure she had to take care of the house, but she had magic as her backup plan. If things weren't quite right or the way she'd planned she could always finish up with magic. 

I think "Bewitched" ruined me for homemaking. Then again, television in general may have ruined me for homemaking. No TV home looked like mine did. Everything was always immaculate even when they complained about how messy the house was. (I am not saying my mother was a bad housekeeper. She wasn't. But we did live in the house and had lives and things to do, so it didn't always look like a sitcom set.) Sure, Samantha ran the vacuum, but she looked cute doing it, and the rug looked just as good before she vacuumed as it did after. 

I could use a bit of magic around here today, especially after 2 weeks of winter weather and a major injury that led to an ER visit. Where was my magic that day?



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8 comments:

  1. I remember watching that show ;). Maybe that's why I'm an indifferent housekeeper to this day (ha! it makes for a good theory--the reality is, I'm just too busy to vacuum every week and I certainly never look 'cute' while I do it).

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  2. Your post just proves what Messy Mom had to say about children and T.V.. I like the example of another media darling, Cinderella, working hard and being kind to those around her, and I think God who sees all, will reward our faithfulness, as hers was rewarded.

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  3. My goodness how I wish I had some magic right now....messy house, one sick kiddo, and a vacation to pack for...eek! Twitching my nose but NOTHING is happening!

    Amanda
    www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

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  4. Thanks for the shout out Jennifer. Yes, TV does have a tendency to leave us with unobtainable expectations in so many areas. Great post.

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  5. Ha, I grew up on Bewitched. (both Darrens). I think I like the Uncle Arthur best (Paul Lynde).

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  6. I loved Bewitched! I wish I could wiggle my nose and magically clean my house, too.

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  7. I wish I could clean my house with magic too. At least make it so the mess stays away for at least 24 hours after I clean. Sometimes I mop the floor and by the time it is dry it is covered in a mess again, but I guess that is life with a toddler. :)

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  8. I loved that show too! Lord knows I could definitely use those powers in this house right now.

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