to think Facebook/Mumsnet addiction is a real problem?

(124 Posts)
blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:23:38

...I suffer from this debilitating condition and wonder if there is any help for people like me. My house is a complete fucking shit tip, my children are currently fighting over who eats the last biscuit, I am constantly in a state of worry that I have posted the wrong thing or missed something... all I can do is keep refreshing the page while chaos reins.

Delete the bloody thing then... block the websites... get an arsing life...

I really can't delete my FB page as my business is thriving on there and you need to have your personal account to keep the business one open

Neighbourhoodwatchbitch Wed 23-Jan-13 16:26:09

YANBU - AIBU is addictive... !

Crawling Wed 23-Jan-13 16:26:27

The best thing I saw was a internet addiction forum thats like holding alcoholics anonymous in a pub.

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:29:31

Crawling - I need that forum in my life. I think... confused

PaellaUmbrella Wed 23-Jan-13 16:29:37

YANBU. I am a regular on another parenting forum, addicted to FB like many, and also in the process of planning a big holiday which obviously involves being on the TripAdvisor forums all day long.

I really could have done without discovering the joys of MN and AIBU as well recently.

yanbu blush

McNewPants2013 Wed 23-Jan-13 16:30:19

Yanbu.

I spend way too much time on the Internet, I sometimes think how did my mum and nan cope without the Internet when raising children ( if I got a question then google or mumsnet will have the answer)

SashaSashays Wed 23-Jan-13 16:32:16

YANBU I quite often ban myself from mn and certain other sites for a month of 2 otherwise I get too addicted.

I usually get my cousin to set something up so its blocked on my laptop and iPad.

I am sick.

3monkeys3 Wed 23-Jan-13 16:34:14

Yanbu! I really want to reduce my Internet usage - I think I could achieve much more with my time if I did. I am not to bad on Facebook though - just check it a couple of times a day for a few minutes.

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:35:06

I sometimes wonder what my mum did when we were growing up. We were never in so she wasn't creating fantastic creative games for us ... my children are always in (do I don't do the latter either). We never had a particularly tidy/sparkly clean house (either do I) but I can at least blame my hapless condition...what the hell was she doing for all those house/days/moths/years without the internet?

YANBU. Mobile internet is the worst thing to happen to me. sad

Winternight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:37:49

Yanbu. I bounce between one and t' other all day ignoring my offspring and home as a result.

Smudging Wed 23-Jan-13 16:39:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Hassled Wed 23-Jan-13 16:42:19

I've never really got the FB addiction thing - I'm on it, but spend more time on it playing games than actually interracting with anyone else, so I don't really get that sense of compulsion other people have.

But yes, with MN I have been quite addicted at different times - much less so recently. If you have a break for whatever reason then when you go back you care much less, I've found. Now I can dip in and out very easily - that didn't used to be the case.

ShephardsDelight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:42:57

True, true! its so addictive.

Pilgit Wed 23-Jan-13 16:43:00

i have it too - if my multitasking could extend beyond feeding baby, drinking tea and surfing MN orFB to include housework i'd be a domestic goddess! as it is slummy mummy about sums it up.

Ragwort Wed 23-Jan-13 16:44:01

I don't have FB - but I spend far too long on MN <secretly pleased at being snowed in, thought I would catch up on all sorts of outstanding jobs, but have been logged on all day grin>.

Ragwort Wed 23-Jan-13 16:44:54

The best thing is reading all the housework threads, do people really spend that much time cleaning their house, clearly they are not using MN properly grin.

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 23-Jan-13 16:46:05

I have it too. Was only thinking this morning that I need some time away from the Internet then checked mn again and my fb

MoodyDidIt Wed 23-Jan-13 16:48:15

i felt like this a while back and cut down my use loads has crept back up again now though

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:50:09

So are we resigned to the fact that this is our life now... how the hell do you have a break from FB or MN? What do you do when you sit down with your 56th cup of coffee?

SirBoobAlot Wed 23-Jan-13 16:50:45

YANBU. blush

"DS, just go and watch Cbeebies for ten minutes, someone is wrong on the internet..."

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:52:57

"DS, just go and watch Cbeebies for ten minutes, someone is wrong on the internet..."

grin

You can switch fb/mumsnet off? hmm

I got away with "no now, Mummy's working" till DD3 was able to read "m...u...m...s...n...e...t.. that doesn't say MidnightsBusiness, does it mummy?" grin.

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 16:58:45

wewereherefirst

yes, yes I could. The alcoholic could just put his can of cheap cider down too. hmm

Booyhoo Wed 23-Jan-13 17:03:10

addicted? no i dont think you are. i think you have prioritised FB/MN over more important things. i understand the attraction. it's there for me too but surely you are able to reason that spending X amount of time on laptop means you have less time to spend on dinner/dc homework/bathtime etc.

how about using fb/mn as you reward. so do all the things that need to be done= half an hour on fb.

i think it's a cop out to say you are addicted to it to the point your house is a shit tip unless there is an under lying reason (depression? which i have and fully understand how that can have a horrible effect on your home life)

No blinding we have crossed wires, 'I meant is there actually a way to switch fb/mn off as I can't bloody find it' and have now burnt the risotto grin

WingDefence Wed 23-Jan-13 17:06:46

I gave Facebook up for Lent last year! None of my friends or family thought I could do it but it was quite liberating. I don't post statuses etc nearly as often now, although I do still check my news feed on a stupidly regular basis I'm not telling you how often and wonder why noone's updated anything at all in the past 10-20 mins.

But the worst is MN. I work from home so while I can flick FB on and off in a few seconds, I find myself going through Active Threads, Threads I'm Watching and Threads I'm On really often and just reading and reading for hours. It makes my procrastination so much worse blush

happynewmind Wed 23-Jan-13 17:07:10

Tabby, my internet went down for a week. it was awful!

MoodyDidIt Wed 23-Jan-13 17:10:00

ha ha i do the "mummy's working" thing too blush

happynewmind Wed 23-Jan-13 17:10:58

Yanbu not tabby, Damon you auto correct.

happynewmind Wed 23-Jan-13 17:11:42

gives up...

Booyhoo Wed 23-Jan-13 17:14:36

it is very liberating to not be constantly refreshing and updating.

honestly OP you will get to a point where fb and mn bores you and you'll wonder why it was so hard for you to stay away from it in the past. it will seem ridiculous to you that the reason for your home being messy was because you were on the computer. i mean think about it, when you think of someone being on their computer all day/night long to the detriment of their home/life you probably think of gamers and loners who have no social life. but really MN/FB is your 'gaming'. you are that person.

FunnysInLaJardin Wed 23-Jan-13 17:15:54

MN is addictive, but not FB. I hate not being incognito and folk knowing too much about my RL <paranoid>

FunnysInLaJardin Wed 23-Jan-13 17:17:13

and DS1 who is 7 handed over the computer at the weekend after hours of Club Penguin and said hang on mum I have to do something. When he handed it over he had logged into MN for me blush

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 17:19:26

wewereherefirst I see, apologies in that case... and no I cant find it either!

Booyhoo It seems ridiculous to me already. I don't think i am quit at the stage where I never leave the house. The people I interact with most on FB are people who i've just seen on the school run I know. So not a loner yet just really distract-able...

jaggythistle Wed 23-Jan-13 17:21:35

YANBU. <twitches>

SirBoobAlot Wed 23-Jan-13 17:22:48

<snigger>

Booyhoo Wed 23-Jan-13 17:40:40

well i dont think you are addicted. but if you are, admitting it is the first step to getting better grin so you're already on your healing journey.

<whispers as i'm a lone voice here> just dont make the mistake of thinking that because you aren't the only one, and others are worse that it makes it ok and that you dont need to do anything about it IYSWIM.

foxache Wed 23-Jan-13 17:51:57

I'm the same, I have a great opportunity to work from home and am wasting it by fiddling online. I know it's avoidance in case I fail confused
Booyhoo you are right though, and that's good advice. I did take a break from MN last year and broke the habit for a few months, it's quite hard to get back into it when nobody knows you anymore.

BTW, I visited a friend the other day and her house is spotless, I asked where her computer was and she didn't have one...

hiddenhome Wed 23-Jan-13 17:58:00

I caught myself MNetting whilst pushing the vacuum around the other day grin

JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 23-Jan-13 18:11:12

I would say that when i was a sahm I was addicted.

I am very gald i only discoveered mn when my dcs had started school.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 23-Jan-13 18:11:44

Sorry, terrible typing.

jaggythistle Wed 23-Jan-13 18:13:36

hiddenhome my rock bottom may have been trying to read MN out of the corner of my eye while changing baby DS2s nappy..... blush

kim147 Wed 23-Jan-13 18:14:16

It's worse at bedtime. When do you finally turn it off?
You can get into a major argument discussion and before you realise, it's gone midnight.

kim147 Wed 23-Jan-13 18:14:40

You can get software that limits your time on a website.

Flisspaps Wed 23-Jan-13 18:16:34

There is a way to switch it off temporarily, in Google Chrome at least.

You can set times that a site is inaccessible between, or allow it to be used for 15 minutes or so and then shut off. Or you can have the nuclear option which blocks everything for x hours. You can't get round it...unless you open IE, Firefox or use your phone!

Can't remember what it's called though.

jaggythistle Wed 23-Jan-13 18:17:43

I work shifts and tried to ban myself from surfing of any sort at work when I came back from mat leave...and here I am... blush

everlong Wed 23-Jan-13 18:19:44

It's a habit. Half the time I'm not even reading threads, just pissing about.

Bugs me.

BrandonFlowersHoHoHo Wed 23-Jan-13 18:23:22

If it wasn't for mobile Internet I'd never be online. Some days I'm online and browning mince at the same time.

OverlyYappyAlways Wed 23-Jan-13 18:24:52

YANBU

advice If you ever leave try stay away, I did for almost a year, I came back and it's just got worse, I do not want my Dc memory of my head in Mumsnet...I even have a picture of a kitten, staring at a mumsnet screen on a PC.

DS said last week 'oh yeah cos your talking to all the men on mumsnet' confused Maybe I should explain the site....

My iPad is away being repaired at the moment,So I only have access to DH's laptop when he is out at work.

The house is clean, The laundry is up to date, Meals are being cooked from scratch, baking is being done.

I may get the time on website limiting software when I get my ipad back, I like the clean and shiny house.

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 18:36:42

So what is this website limiting software - does anyone actually know?

mrsjay Wed 23-Jan-13 18:38:50

we could have a mumsnet addiction group

oh that would defeat the purpose would like throwing alcholics in a vat of wine

mmmmm vat of wine

mrsjay Wed 23-Jan-13 18:39:49

My dog comes up to the keyboard and taps it for my attention blush

FlouncingMintyy Wed 23-Jan-13 18:41:00

Yanbu. I can't understand Facebook addiction though, or maybe my friends just aren't interesting enough!

Jamie, I too am very grateful that I didn't discover Mumsnet until my children were older and at school so that at least when they were toddlers I really was "there" with them and not permanently distracted by something else.

I have found that having a job really helps!

mrsjay Wed 23-Jan-13 18:45:52

I don't do fb very much I couldnt get addicted but i dont play any of the games on it

JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 23-Jan-13 18:53:22

Yes, FlouncingMintty, that's just it.

I have got myself banned a couple of times. Just email MNHQ and ask them to ban you. Good test of how addicted you are.

Fakebook Wed 23-Jan-13 19:02:19

I think I'm addicted. It all went wrong during the Christmas Holidays; too much free time. Lie ins. I'm trying to wean myself off.

ledkr Wed 23-Jan-13 19:03:11

Yanbu I have turned into a right lazy arse since having dd2 imagine all the stuff that would get done without it.
I sit next to dh glued to my I phone even in bed blush
I really have to cut down but what if I miss something <panics at the thought>
Mn should have a system where if interesting things happen you get a warning!
Come on mnhq

ledkr Wed 23-Jan-13 19:05:10

I don't do FB. Either. I set it up twice and annoying people from the past kept contacting me. I got freaked out.
fake I thought you hadn't been on a while. Are you going cold turkey? grin

AlienReflux Wed 23-Jan-13 19:11:12

I realised today my MN is getting out of hand, my DD came up and took my hand off the mouse sad

might try and google that limiting software (goes to google for 3 hours!)

Fakebook Wed 23-Jan-13 19:11:45

Ledkr, no I'm not brave enough to go cold turkey! Just lurking slightly more now grin.

OverlyYappyAlways Wed 23-Jan-13 19:19:44

I still do my house-work, I know it is getting bad though, I tried to turn TV over with my mouse and was annoyed when it didn't work sad

mrsjay Wed 23-Jan-13 19:22:17

you all need to set yourself a timer for during the day so when it buzzes you all get off and look after your poor neglected babies grin

MsVestibule Wed 23-Jan-13 19:27:28

I normally MN on my iPod. The other day I was reading an actual magazine made out of paper and when I wanted to read the next paragraph, rather than move my eyes down or lift the magazine slightly, I pushed my thumb up against the paper blush.

I do think I have an addiction to MN and am seriously considering asking DH (computer geek) to block it entirely for a month.

AlienReflux Wed 23-Jan-13 19:37:43

Msvestibule a m-m-m-month?? I'[m actually scared on your behalf, i can't possibly be as drastic as that.

I know what I need to do, come in from school run, take dog straight out, then not put PC on til DD goes for a nap, then have a good 45 minutes and get off, as in shut down the whole thing, til evening! Easy!

I leave it on. logged in, so keep nipping back and staying for 15/20 minutes instead of the intended 5!!

ledkr Wed 23-Jan-13 19:37:46

That's hilarious! I also want to type dh or dd when writing reports at work and often want to recommend something from mn to a client!

Fake how can you just lurk when there are so many important things to say!!!!

OverlyYappyAlways Wed 23-Jan-13 19:39:58

My babies are at school now so I should be studying tbh, actually it is DS2 to blame for me being here, if he had slept as a child I would not be here in the first place.

Boomerwang Wed 23-Jan-13 19:56:31

When I first found the site I once spent 7 hours on it non stop. I didn't have my kid that night, or if I did, she was in bed early or something. I don't go on MN if my child is awake apart from first thing in the morning after she's been fed when she wants to reacquaint herself with her toys.

I went off for ages and I'm only back now because despite having the internet again after a month without, I can't be bothered to play another mmorpg.

I can take it or leave it. I find MN is a bit like a soap. If you leave it too long everything's different when you come back, but if you follow the storyline avidly it's really good entertainment!

Ah so glad to find MN Additcts Anonymous!

I have been seriously sleep deprived since I downloaded the android app!

My dh has now banned phones from the dinner table (him on twitter, me on mn).

I feel bad for ds (21m) but it is very boring playing cars all day. He has my attention when he gets the colouring book and crayons out though grin

YY to mn alerts so I don't have to keep lurking!

(dh asked me to put the kettle on 40 mins ago - I'm going to make myself put the laptop down and do it!)

Nagoo Wed 23-Jan-13 20:46:50

It goes in cycles for me. After 2 years a while you will have done every thread going and get fed up.

I use it as a reward when I've done other stuff.

Half hour before bed I turn it off and read a book otherwise I'm hitting refresh on TIO to see what I'm missing.

Most of the MNing time I have now is when it is quiet at work.

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 20:49:44

Not even ging to ask what TIO is for fear of getting sucked in...

Don't tell me...

I'm not listening...

Lalalalala

TELL ME!

Passthesaltdear Wed 23-Jan-13 20:57:25

I feel sorry for the kids who sit there watching their parents stare at a screen not interacting with them for hours on end. Its not something any of us would have watched our parents do and I do worry about the long term effects on children caused by that.

Threads im on

And yanbu

Today I put some washing away. And charged the ipad twice blush

ledkr Wed 23-Jan-13 21:02:59

Right. I'm going to have a quick look in the morn whilst dd drinks her bottle on my lap then I'm logging out (more hassle to have a quick look iykwim) then not putting it back on untill kids in bed.
Anyone care to join me in the slow torture.

MsVestibule Wed 23-Jan-13 21:04:27

alien I know a month sounds a bit drastic and TBH, I do feel a bit panicky just thinking about it. Which kinda shows how bad my problem is. I really don't have an addictive personality, but there's something about AIBU that is just irresistible. Good grief, people reading this without The Addiction are going to think I'm pathetic. I am actually an exceptionally witty, entertaining person in RL, honest grin.

Perhaps I can see if DH can restrict it to an hour a day on both my ipod (an old one, so not 3G thererore can only be used in the house) and laptop, that might be a compromise. <panic attack averted>

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 21:06:55

ledkr For sure... we're all in this together. Tomorrow my children will not know what's hit them... full undivided attention. They'll be sorry the happiest children in town.

blindinglight Wed 23-Jan-13 21:08:28

Beyond

Thank you, I already knew about that tab...phew!

So you are you bragging that you actually got stuff done today? Shoudn't that be a FB status?

MsVestibule Wed 23-Jan-13 21:09:51

I'm with you Ledkr. Tomorrow, I will only spend one hour on MN. I'm 41, I should have developed some sort of self-discipline by now. May have to ask DH to take the iPod to work with him. Or ask him to hide it somewhere very secret. Hmm, not very good at this self discipline thing, am I confused.

Fakebook Wed 23-Jan-13 21:19:04

Ledkr, I'm sitting on my hands a lot! I will also join you in this withdrawal tomorrow. I have too many things building up during the day and end up rushing around doing them all in the evening thanks to MN.

Tomorrow, I shall log in at 9.30 for half an hour and then again at 8pm when the children are asleep for an hour or so. I wonder how many things I'll get done!

I'm in too Ledkr I have to clean my house as i have guests on Friday and I should play with the DC's more. I will have a check in the morning, then once the DC's are in bed I shall give myself an hour.

This actually freaks me out a little. blush

I have to clean tomorrow too, HV coming on Friday to do the 9m lecture and general whinge review

I hereby resolve NOT to check in the morning. It's always downhill from there!

HecateWhoopass Wed 23-Jan-13 21:36:14

oh god it bloody is an addiction.

I would get SO much more work done (I work at the computer all day) if I didn't have one tab open at bloody mumsnet all day! grin

ledkr Wed 23-Jan-13 21:39:40

Ok good! If there's a few of us we can't post or it will prove we were on it when shouldn't be!
I have dd2s birthday Sunday and pil coming to stay angry so have plenty to do. Tomorrow I shall use my new found freedom to visit the gym and try and shift some lard!

ledkr Wed 23-Jan-13 21:41:02

My house is often messier than it used to be and I'm fatter too from all the sitting around on mn

TheMaskedHorror Wed 23-Jan-13 21:42:54

I find its easier if I dont log in in the morning. Once I get on the internet, I cant get off.
Things keep drawing me to them.

I should only log in in the evenings once dc are in bed.

Fakebook Wed 23-Jan-13 21:45:09

Yes I'm fatter too. I can't blame the baby weight or coke now. It's been 12 months since ds's birth and I haven't touched a drop of coke in m

Well I'm thinner grin but only because I don't waste precious MNing time cooking myself meals!!

I still have babyweight nearly 12 months on. It has nothing do with the crisps, chocolate and cake I consume while on the internet. <hides bag of quavers and galaxy under armchair>

FlouncingMintyy Wed 23-Jan-13 22:09:09

I also think its easier if you don't log in first thing in the morning. The later you leave it in the day, the less time you will spend on here imvho.

Fakebook Wed 23-Jan-13 22:14:29

Wewereherefirst grin.

Now I'm starting to rethink my plan. Maybe I shouldn't check in the morning either. I have to delete the shortcut to MN on my phone and must delete the history too so I can't log in.

ledkr Wed 23-Jan-13 22:19:41

My dd is two on Sunday and I'd even go as far as to say I'm a few pounds heavier now!
I used to log in the mornings back in the dark days of 5am wake ups but now it's more normal sleep (thanks to mumsnet advice) there is no excuse.
Ok tomorrow I shall hold off until the evening but if there's any good threads ill expect links ha ha

ledkr Wed 23-Jan-13 22:20:42

<checks hand tremors>

girliefriend Wed 23-Jan-13 22:27:07

The trouble starts when you comment on a thread because then you just have to check to see if anyone agrees on you grin it would be rude not to!

I know I have it bad because I find myself saying things like 'well I heard on mumsnet....'

Boomerwang Wed 23-Jan-13 22:54:26

Well I've been on here for bloody hours today sad I keep refreshing all the interesting threads. I think I know what's missing: a bunfight.

Anyone point me in the direction of a current (ha!) bunfight?

ledkr Wed 23-Jan-13 22:56:45

girlie I go to say mumsnet then say "my friend" come to think of it I don't see my rl friends much anymore either shock

PariahHairy Wed 23-Jan-13 22:59:08

Hmm it's not so much Mn and fb, I hardly ever post anything on fb and I'm in a jaded/bored of phase with Mn, although it is still my go to site for spare moments.

I seem to go in phases of being obsessed with certain forums/subjects, although the internet is quite boring atm, yes all of it grin. It's good that it's boring though.

I do think internet addiction will be a big problem for the next generation, or maybe not, maybe it will just be the norm and their vocal cords will wither and die and the thumbs will be super strong and whittled to a point for more effective tweeting.

Boomerwang Wed 23-Jan-13 23:08:32

I get annoyed when I hit 'I'm on' and it takes ages to load then I get a 'mumsnet offline' page. I actually have another tab open with... yep... fb on it for when that happens...

god I'm so sad.

WingDefence Thu 24-Jan-13 08:10:21

For those of you who want the time limiting software, it's actually a plug-in (if that's the right term) on google chrome called StayFocusd (yes, without the 'e' at the end).

I've installed it but get around it by using IE blush

OverlyYappyAlways Thu 24-Jan-13 08:17:15

Good luck all those loging in for one hour grin

I sometimes get bored -liar-- so am capable of removing self from seat and doing everything. hmm

I was supposed to start my college work when DC went back to school but I have had a child off sick every day since pre-christmas, so theoretically I would be at home unable to work if I was going into College, I am not it's Open Learning --as I am big and ugly and stupid enough to remove self from mumsnet--but that is my theory.

Falling out with a few people can work... you feel all hurt for a while and detest mumsnet.

OverlyYappyAlways Thu 24-Jan-13 08:17:55

"2strikeout fails... now I am moody with mumsnet.

ledkr Thu 24-Jan-13 15:54:34

Peers in very twitchy to see if anyone is cheating.

Fakebook Thu 24-Jan-13 16:38:46

I give up! First log in today, but had a sneaky peek at about 1.30pm on the bus. I deserve a few minutes!

ledkr Thu 24-Jan-13 17:01:09

Haha you were just waiting for me to give up first!

ledkr Thu 24-Jan-13 17:03:36

Might still hold off till after tea then kick off on aibu get it out of my system!
Aibu to park in a disabled space to take my child to asda to buy a massive tv with my benefits and then take him into the ladies even though he's 22 and does a T. rex?

mercury7 Thu 24-Jan-13 17:16:52

I do spend quite alot of time on the net just idly surfing about but I see it as away of zoning out when I want to relax, a lighthearted diversion.I sure as hell dont worry about posting the wrong thing or missing anything!

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 24-Jan-13 18:38:14

I have got excellent self control in other things - never addicted to anything else but this

Fakebook Thu 24-Jan-13 20:07:38

Yes I really was ledkr!

Anyway I've had a very productive day (not surprising), and I watched part 2 of that new channel 4 programme, Utopia, which is almost as shocking as AIBU. wink.

ledkr Thu 24-Jan-13 20:41:06

Really??? I might ave a look.
I went out bought stuff and had coffee with a friend I've not seen for ages. We spoke actual words to each other.
I only quoted mumsnet twice too.

I failed at this- I was on Mn all last night as I couldn't bloomin sleep. But DH did his share of the housework and I played with the children after getting my hair cut.

Have guests tomorrow so I really do need to spend one hour online tomorrow..

ledkr Thu 24-Jan-13 20:57:31

We were- where do you live? Dd was awake at 4 I could have dropped her round!

I'm in darkest Devon Ledkr I can run a moonlight nursery as DS2 is normally awake! grin

ledkr Thu 24-Jan-13 22:30:54

Good only about a three hr drove then!
Have you noticed this thread has died?
Everyone has gone cold turkey lol.

I know, it's so strange. How can they have real lives so easily!

DontEvenThinkAboutIt Thu 24-Jan-13 22:35:50

dH is watching the footie so I have to occupy myself somehow. I don't have Facebook so I break up Mumsnet with a bit of Candy Crunch and MSE.

MsVestibule Thu 24-Jan-13 22:36:51

Just spent about 1.5 hours on MN this evening, plus about 45 mins during the day. Massive fail sad. But I am calorie counting too, so feel it is unfair to deprive myself of my only 2 pleasures in life, i.e. food and MN.

Hope DH isn't reading this over my shoulder!

Southeastdweller Thu 24-Jan-13 22:42:32

Agree with prior that it may be more of a problem for the next generation.

Nonetheless, I do think alot of us are struggling at the moment, not helped by the portable platforms some of us use. I've now reached the point at home where I find it almost impossible to watch a film without checking stuff online, be it this, or Twitter or something. sad

I honestly can't remember much of what I did in my spare time before discovered the Internet in the late 90's.

Fakebook Fri 25-Jan-13 10:32:30

<waves> grin couldn't keep away today.

FlouncingMintyy Fri 25-Jan-13 13:32:25

I'm definitely not here!

ledkr Fri 25-Jan-13 20:31:29

Oh Ello! I found myself standing up posting as if it doesn't count!
Been on it a lot today. But it's a pil weekend so I need the support!

AlienReflux Sat 26-Jan-13 12:09:14

Erm, I'm only here to check everyone's not hmm

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