Our family doesn’t normally watch TV together at 7pm on a school night, especially when one of our kids has a friend over. But when our matriarch gets excited about something, there’s no stopping her. This was a special occasion after all. A man was to be “Eaten Alive” by an anaconda on television. There had been a countdown and a Twitter Hashtag #EatenAlive!
She and our seven-year-old son, Silas, had been out to dinner where Lindsay sold him on the idea of watching it when they returned. I imagine she said something like, “You can watch TV because it’s a special thing, like an important tennis match or a Christmas Special.”
“OK,” Lindsay announced, walking in the backdoor with Silas.