Since having children and finding that I get short slots of time in the day and night where I can’t leave the house and I am really tired, I have formed a habit of watching a lot of TV. I can get through a box set in a fortnight. I have always justified it by the fact that I am really tired and we’ve been living in other people’s houses with about a tenth of our belongings so doing exercise, picking up a hobby or just being generally more productive was impossible. Plus some days I am so stressed and emotionally drained from a day with two littlies that I literally can’t hold a conversation let alone do something valuable. In short I just want to switch off.
The problem is that my family could really do with me being a little more “engaged” again. We move into our new house in four weeks time and we’ll get all our things then so proper life can begin. I need to be ready.
So I am fasting TV this week. I imagine there will be a few more blogs, lists drawn up, budgets created and purchases made for the new house. More importantly Minnie and I will draw together, Gareth and I will have complete conversations and I might start to feel more excited about the future.
That’s not to say the episode of Lewis coming online at the end of the week isn’t totally planned for viewing on the weekend!