Ok, so I may or may not have watched a LOT of Daytime Soaps in my time...
When I was younger, Days of Our Lives and Young and the Restless were on at about 3 in the afternoon. So we would get home from school and watch them with mum. Eighties sparkly evening wear around the house and enough fake deaths to fill a desert island. Awesome.
Through my pregnancies and my two staying-at-home-mum tours of duty (fourteen years apart) I have succumbed to their trashy, badly acted siren's song. Ahh, Salem, Genoa City, LA... you are my towns. The Forresters, The Abbotts, The Hortons and The Bradys- you are my families. Dimeras, Kiriakis' and mean old Stephanie... you are my nemesis'. Nemeses....Nemesises. Nemisi... Damn it, you know what I mean!
OK, so here's some relationship advice for all you Soap Opera Character Ladies out there. Pay attention. This is important. You are going to be married at least FIVE times in your life. You don't wanna screw it up.
Yes, Daytime TV sucks.
Yes, Soap Operas are terrible and ridiculous.
Yes, I am an educated, empowered woman who reads books and discusses important things.
And YES, I still watch Days of Our Lives most days.... Oh the shame!
Do you watch soaps? Don't pretend you don't!