If you have basic television (or quite possibly even basic cable) you know what the listing is like at 3:30am. It is simply one infomercial after another. On every channel. Now if you are in the market for a Magic Bullet or a Sushi Master, your opportune viewing time would be 3:30 am.
But if you have more than the basics, you have access to all types of shows, at all hours.
Suppose you have a child who vomits all over the place at 3:30 in the morning, barely missing her sister's bed, and you need to occupy said sister until the mess is cleaned up--by your not-pregnant husband, of course.
What's a girl to do? Before, we would have to find a movie for the child to watch. But that involves finding the movie case, remembering how to operate the DVD player in your overly tired state, and hoping that movie was one your child would watch.
But last night...just one push of a button and Munchkin was entertained by Lazy Town for the 20 minutes it took hubby to clean the mess and bathe Thumbelina.
Unfortunately, after dealing with that much vomit, neither hubby nor I were ready to go back to sleep. So I would also like to thank USA for airing Law and Order at 4am.