I was late to the Prime series ‘This is Us.’ I didn’t start watching it until everyone was talking about the ending earlier this year. Here I am 3 months later and I’ve watched all six series. When I watched the first episode I realised that I had seen it, but it hadn’t grabbed my attention enough to continue. I’m so glad I did though. I loved it all. This Sunday Snapshot post is dedicated to This is Us… but I mean Us!
So, yesterday I managed to watch the series of This is Us right up until the last three episodes. I knew they were going to be emotional, so I saved them for this morning. Sunday Mornings are the only time I really get to myself and I knew I’d have the peace and quiet to enjoy (or sob) watching.
I watched the first episode, then half way through the second, Boo got up early. That’s ok, I knew she’d sit quietly.
Then disaster struck. Boo couldn’t charge her phone. I had to pause ‘This is Us’ at a very emotional point, and help her fix it. It took about 20 minutes, then I got back to my watching. Then, it happened again. I paused my program, spent 15 minutes looking for a spare mobile, then changing her Sim over, another 10 or so minutes trying to get it to work, just so she could call her friend. I was annoyed that my peace had been lost, but I didn’t let on. I just did my best to help Boo, that’s all I can do.
This Is Us!
So, I got back to watching This is Us, but I didn’t quite feel the same. I watched the sad ending and how the story wrapped up. It was long story, a lifetime, mostly about parenting and relationships. When we get to the end do we ever really feel like we’ve done enough.
Last night I actually went to bed excited that I was going to watch the ending of This is Us, I’d been moved by so many of the stories that had happened over the last six series. I’d felt all the emotions and even though it was obvious what was coming, I just wanted to be there and feel that too. But, My Life got in the way and my daughter was more important than some television show, not matter how much I wanted to watch it. So, yes, you never feel like you’ve done enough, but so long as you make time for your kids when they need you, then regrets can take a back seat. If I learned one thing from ‘This is Us’ it’s not the big moments that matter, but the little things, like lazy Saturdays (or in our case, Sundays.) Those moments that make you feel like you are enough.
Families, can be a pain, but you only have one life and you should smile more and enjoy each moment.
This is us, my family is big (I have five children) but also small. No grandchildren, the kids have only one grandparent, neither me or Graham have a big extended family. There are not many of us, but we are who we are. This is our Forever Now.