I realized today, right in the middle of watching a commercial, that I’ve been desensitized.
I don’t feel things the way that I used to feel them.
I can look at something that I used to find horrific and it doesn’t elicit the same emotions.
Not even close.
But often when we hear about people becoming desensitized, it’s usually our young people, and it’s usually blamed on the movies, video games, music and media which is generally accepted as normal in today’s society.
I’m not here to debate whether or not this is happening, but I can tell you two things for certain.
1. I am not young.
2. I do not attribute my own desensitization to what I watch in the movies or on TV, nor the music I listen to, and I don’t play video games.
No, my desensitization is happening much closer to home.
Actually, it’s happening in my home.
Mostly in the bathrooms…
Mostly from my children (although I’m not ready to rule out my husband completely either)…
So this October, as I watch commercials for horror movies playing throughout the month leading up to Halloween, I scoff out loud.
Well, okay maybe zombies…
But to all the other scary movies I say, “Pfffffft!”
You want to be afraid?
You want real gore?
You want real horror?
Come clean the toilet shared by an eight and six year old boy and a four year old girl.
If you’re brave enough to face what’s lurking under, on, and all around that lid, you won’t be afraid of anything.
*Cue scary music*
The desanitized will leave you desensitized.
I think I’m going to pitch this to Clorox since I still haven’t heard back from Purell.
Seems like it would be a good fit between those horror movies playing all month.
Do you think they’ll go for it? Do you enjoy watching scary movies? Leave me a comment, I love hearing from you!
For more Halloween-ish posts read: 9 Ways Living with Kids is just like Living in a Haunted House