In a perfect world, my day would look like this:
We all wake up at about 7:30. The kids are happy and content and we all snuggle on the couch for the first fifteen minutes of the day. Finally we rouse ourselves for breakfast and getting ready for school, an event that is easy and fre from drama and constant reminders. My hair would always look perfect, and my makeup flawless. Or scrap that; in a perfect world I would look so good I wouldn’t ever need makeup.
Upon arriving home from school, Ava and I would discover the house is spotless. Either by the work of cleaning fairies, Boatman or our personal maid, it doesn’t matter. We would play together happily for an hour, and it would never feel dull or repetitive; just fulfilling.
After that, she would sit down quietly to watch some TV, and eat morning tea, and I would pick up my computer and write. Oh the things I could write! Fabulous, wonderful things, written with perfect words and impeccable grammer.
Boatman would arrive home from his fishing trip, because in the perfect world, Boatman doesn’t work. He and Ava and I would all enjoy each others company giggling and smiling like some kind of demented 60’s after school special.
Because it’s a perfect world, and we are perfect individuals, we would of course be donating time and resources to others who need it. If in fact there were others; in a perfect world, it’s got to be perfect for everyone.
After lunch time, Ava would have a sleep, and Boatman would tinker on his boat, and I would relax on the couch watching Grey’s Anatomy until school pick up time, enjoying the drama despite having seen it over and over again.
Upon retrieving my offspring from school, we would return home to a wonderful afternoon filled with no ballet runs, no homework and laughter and merriment. Dinner would magically appear on the table, and yet the kitchen would be perfect.
In a perfect world, bed time would not be a battle zone, and once the children were safely ensconced in their rooms, lack of libido would not be an issue. In a perfect world, it would instead be the exact opposite.
Unfortunately, it’s not a perfect world.
My house is trashed, my charity non existent, and my two year old is fighting a midday nap. The only positive thing, is that I am actually writing!
I have found one device though, that come next season of Grey’s Anatomy, will make my life a little more perfect.
The Belkin @TV.
This little device, is officially hooked up to my iPhone and iPad, so that wherever I am, I have the ability to watch live TV. Which to me, means never having to miss another episode of Grey’s again. Better still, I can actually record said TV show, for rewatching later, should the need or desire arise (which, let’s face it, it probably will.) Especially when the majority of the time, watching TV actually means watching these two guys,
instead of these two.
Now because it’s not a perfect world, I will say that the @TV itself is not perfect. I was hoping that I would be able to use my idevices as a program guide, and therefore pre-record shows I didn’t want to miss. Unfortunately that feature is not available here in Australia as yet, but will hopefully be in the not too distant future.
I also did have some dramas actually setting it up. The @TV is connected to a set top box, but ours is inbuilt. Whilst we could still connect it, it did require manual configuration in order to use my phone as a remote control. Something I was able to do relatively easy, with the support staff from Belkin on the line. And perfect world or not, one thing I can not speak of highly enough, is the level of professionalism and friendliness I received whilst getting help. These guys know their stuff, and go above and beyond to help you get the most out of your Belkin products.
Now if, like me, you have an unhealthy TV addiction, and cannot bear the thought of missing out where ever you may be, I have one @TV unit, valued at $199, to giveaway. This giveaway also marks the first of a weekend of fun giveaways here on Essentially Jess.
All you have to do is answer this question:
In a perfect world, which TV show would you be the star of?
This is a game of skill. Winner will be chosen based on the degree of creativity and humour with which they answer this question.
Judges decision is final, and will not be entered into.
Winner will be notified via email, and will have 48 hours in which to claim their prize.
Entry is valid from June 14th to 23rd to Australian residents only.
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