Do You Watch TV All Day?

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WARNING: This is going to be a rant!

Morgan's Milieu | Do you sit on your bum all day?: Roaring Lion sitting on grass - cue rant.


Before I fell pregnant with Big Prince I worked in an office. I woke every morning, drove to work, spent hours in the office and drove home again. I stopped work to have children and becoming a stay-at-home mum was one of the best things I have EVER done.

Most of the women I know work while their children are at school. On the school-run they're dressed in their suits or uniforms and hurry off as soon as the children are in the classroom. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like. 

As I wander back to my car I think about those mums and how busy their lives must be. Not only do they work but they do housework and take care of the children too. On the plus side they get to talk to colleagues and other adults throughout the day. I would never say they have it better than me, or the other way around, but some people do.

I am a stay-at-home mum, I take care of my children and while they are at school I do the housework. A mum is not all I am. Writing is a huge part of my life now and I most of my time doing that. Recently I was talking to a friend who made an off-hand comment that wound me up. She was talking about returning to work after being made redundant and she said "I won't have to watch Jeremy Kyle anymore". She laughed at the time but I saw the look in her eye and knew what she was trying to say.

As a stay-at-home mum it is presumed that I sit on my bum all day, while the boys are at school, and watch daytime TV. I can't tell you how angry that assumption makes me. I don't remember the last time I saw any daytime TV and even if I had the time for that I'd write instead.

Admittedly the woman I was talking to didn't know that I write but even if she did I'm sure it wouldn't make a difference. Some people think that because you work from home you sit and stare at the TV instead of working. It is not real work. 

*Hear Chandler from Friends* They couldn't be more wrong.


Just because I work from the comfort of my own home does not mean I will sit in front of the TV. I spend my days sitting in front of the computer, as I would if I were working in an office. When it's time to pick up the boys from school I jump in the car and go get them. Then the housework starts. Some days I don't get a real break until 9pm, just like some of those people that go out to work. 

So no, I DO NOT watch TV all day. 

Morgan's Milieu | Do you sit on your bum all day?: Sleeping dog, rant over.


How about you - how do you fill your days?

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8 comments:

  1. I can tell from the quality of your work that you don't watch nearly as much telly as me ;) Also even if one did watch TV all day I don't feel it would diminish their value in any way.

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    1. No, you're right of course watching TV doesn't diminish your value. I don't remember the last time I watched TV, I do watch the news in a morning but that's about it. :)

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  2. I will hold my hands up and admit I watch TV during the day....Jeremy Kyle, sometimes This Morning, the lunchtime news and Neighbours....I only half watch them though while I am doing housework or stuff on the laptop. Eek x

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    1. Hehe, I know that there's lots of stay-at-home mums who do and why not if you enjoy it? I get much more satisfaction from writing. :) Of course that does mean the housework doesn't get done very often. ;)

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  3. I am a stay at home mother too. When my son is at school I do chores, blog, try to study a bit as I am enrolled in an open learning course and time flies before I know it its time to pick my son from school again. I dont do much TV but I do watch netflix when I wash the dishes. #pocolo

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    1. Netflix is wonderful isn't it? The Hubby and I watch stuff on Netflix in an evening, it's far better than anything we might find on TV. It's true the time flies when the boys are at school and those chores pile up. But hey, that's being a mum. :) xx Thanks for stopping by. x

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  4. You rant away lovely lady! I only ever watch TV in the evening via Netflix or the odd show on catch up on the laptop. We haven't owned a tv since 2011 and I love it! I couldn't ever imagine wasting my life by watching telly all day... especially Jeremy Vile!!!

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    1. Hehe, thanks hun. I love Netflix and although we have a TV it's Netflix that we watch. I love shows like Breaking Bad and Dexter. I can't stand the reality shows and other stuff they put on TV these days.

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