DH thinks I mumsnet too much

(40 Posts)
ThanksSpanx Fri 25-Nov-16 14:29:09

How much mumsnet is too much? I'm on mat leave with 10 month old DD and am on mumsnet every day. In total I probably spend a good couple of hours mumsnetting. My DH rolls his eyes when he sees I'm on here in the evening and has asked if I'm addicted.
I've name changed this week as I worried I'd be identifiable from my posts.

ijustwannadance Fri 25-Nov-16 14:32:27

If it'a affecting the time you'd spend together then it's too much. If not it's fine.

BertieBotts Fri 25-Nov-16 14:33:28

I spend far longer than 2h a day on here blush

ijustwannadance Fri 25-Nov-16 14:33:54

Plus, asking people who probably spend too much time here themselves might give you a biased opinion! grinbrew

Starlight2345 Fri 25-Nov-16 14:34:37

I think it depends what you would be doing instead..I often read and watch TV on a night but am on my own so doesn't really affect anyone.

DesignedForLife Fri 25-Nov-16 14:37:09

That's like the definition of an alcoholic being someone who drinks more than their doctor.

I probably spend too much time on here.

WindInThePussyWillows Fri 25-Nov-16 14:37:20

I don't know how much I'm on here a day, it's mostly when i have ten minutes here or there and probably an hour in the evening, DH would say I'm addicted, but he's glued to his Boom Beach game hmmwink

ItShouldHaveBeenJingleJess Fri 25-Nov-16 14:44:59

Hee hee, I so want to know your original username so I could tell you whether I'd spotted you! I check in hourly, so yep, probably way too much but it's been a crappy old year and MN is keeping me (relatively) sane!

Soubriquet Fri 25-Nov-16 14:50:53

Oh I spend way too much time on here

But at the moment I'm having bad back spasms so I can't really move around too much. I have to sit with a hot water bottle behind my back and doped up on pain killers.

My oldest (3 years old) is helping as best as she can which makes me feel so guilty. She shouldn't have to be a carer at her age but Dh is at work and I am limited to what I can do.

So she will fetch me a nappy for ds if he needs his bum changing and will take the nappy away, she will fetch ds's juice if it needs filling up and will get the bottle out of the cupboard so I don't have to bend. She is trying her best to keep him entertained too and she's such a little life saver.

I keep myself distracted from the pain by mnetting

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Fri 25-Nov-16 14:58:58

I spend probably four hours a day, sometimes more, not often less.

This is made up of filling time at work, the odd ten minute browse when having a break, and after work when I'm winding down.

I have no excuses at all, I just like it! grin

In fact, I've read all AIBU and Chat today, please start posting some more threads......grin

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Fri 25-Nov-16 14:58:58

I spend probably four hours a day, sometimes more, not often less.

This is made up of filling time at work, the odd ten minute browse when having a break, and after work when I'm winding down.

I have no excuses at all, I just like it! grin

In fact, I've read all AIBU and Chat today, please start posting some more threads......grin

ThanksSpanx Fri 25-Nov-16 15:03:29

I actually searched posters I see posting often to compare my posting volume to theirs and I'm not at the level of some who are literally on every thread but I lurk a fair bit too.

wannadance it might do a bit. DH works long hour so we only have about an hour hanging out in the evening and although we chat often I'm a bit distracted by a mumsnet bunfight (not that I involve myself in those types of threads usually- just enjoy the drama).

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 25-Nov-16 15:04:49

Ltb grin

ThanksSpanx Fri 25-Nov-16 15:05:03

I feel most guilty when I should be interacting with my DD more. I do spend a lot of time playing with her and we get out lots but mumsnet definitely fills any gaps in the day when I could be cleaning etc grin

ThanksSpanx Fri 25-Nov-16 15:06:01

chainsaw I wondered when I might get my first LTB!

stopfuckingshoutingatme Fri 25-Nov-16 15:07:51

i don't see you here that often (I live in AIBU and have spats with people) so yeah, there you are! no worries!

MamaLyon Fri 25-Nov-16 15:09:56

I'm on too much too apparently hmm

ThanksSpanx Fri 25-Nov-16 15:10:23

shouting I name changed a couple of days ago as I was worried I might be identified in RL. I don't see you in many kick offs though so maybe I'm not on here enough!

Soubriquet Fri 25-Nov-16 15:15:23

You searched names to compare? grin

Haha!

How did I dare? dreading the answer

heron98 Fri 25-Nov-16 15:15:43

He might have a point if you're on here instead of talking to him.

I go on MN at work but rarely at home or the weekends as there are other things to be doing.

stopfuckingshoutingatme Fri 25-Nov-16 15:18:12

Thanks spanx

I am relieved to hear that, and if you PM me your real name I can give you my honest opinion

as, lets be honest, there are some people that are always always PERPETUALLY here- that's not a critique, just an observation grin

ItShouldHaveBeenJingleJess Fri 25-Nov-16 15:36:22

soubriquet. Yeah, feeling slightly panicked at the result too.....

I'm not on every thread.... (wipes feverish brow)

ThanksSpanx Fri 25-Nov-16 16:03:16

Haha! Sorry to panic anyone now frantically searching to see how hooked they are.

I realised I was a bit too involved when I saw the name of a very regular poster on a thread and realised that from other threads I know her profession, when her baby's due and her opinions on so many parenting/schooling issues that if I knew her in RL she'd definitely be outed. That's when I changed my name on here.

MauiWest Fri 25-Nov-16 16:03:40

I wouldn't have had time to be on MN with a 10 months old, so I don't know how you do it! With babies, my days are spent running and doing chores, going to baby groups, long walks, more chores. No time to sit in front of a computer for hours.

I now on it when I am in the train, or waiting for a phone call or just taking a break.

If you are on MN instead of doing something else, then you are spending too much time. If you are on MN instead of watching tv or something like that, then you are fine. Why don't you want to spend more time with your DH in the evening?

QueenMe Fri 25-Nov-16 16:05:16

How the hell can he criticise?
He could mn too if he wanted.

He's jealous .

LT selfish B wink

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