Before I start, I think it's great and read/post myself regularly. But it's got to the point where I barely see my DW without the pallid blue-white glow of her phone screen in front of her face.
Case in point last night - got home from work and we both busied ourselves with sorting out DS to bed, got tea ready, tidied up, washing off the line etc. Sat down on the sofa to have tea and watch Luther. Out comes the phone, and doesn't go away for the duration.
Finish tea, wash up, put dogs to bed and lock up. I have a shower, go to bed and DW comes in, gets in and whoomph - there it is, the phone's out again, the bedroom gently lit with that familiar bluey-white glow.
DW eventually falls asleep with the phone in her hand. I gently try to prise it from her grasp. Even while asleep, her base reflexes kick in and she grasps the phone to her chest. I retreat, quietly thankful I didn't lose any fingers in the encounter.
A short while later I try again, and manage to claim the treasure. I lean over, and put her phone on my bedside table to charge for the night, ready for another day's use.
Just for one day, please can we have a server outage, or technical error, or something?
Its terribly addictive. We all laugh about it, but I do think its a worry. I am going to say the unsayable: I am sure a lot of rl people, including children, are getting less attention than they deserve because of Mumsnet.
Good news: her phone ran out of juice this evening.
Bad news: mine suddenly disappeared...
It's not really that much of an issue - this evening I took the phone back and we had a chat about it (and showed her this thread), it's all good - just sometimes I think it's a bit easy to get too engrossed. I'm guilty of it sometimes, as it would seem other repliers are.