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day time tv watching, is lazy and only to be done when sick

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NoahVale Sat 26-Nov-16 11:40:43

is how i was brought up and i cannot get away from that feeling.

i may be lazy and be mumsnetting but to physically go and turn on the TV seems wrong.
I expect I am in the minority, judging by comments

AmysTiara Sat 26-Nov-16 11:42:13

It's no different to being on the Internet confused

KatherinaMinola Sat 26-Nov-16 11:43:03

I'm with you, OP. I know it makes no sense though grin.

NoahVale Sat 26-Nov-16 11:43:04

but you could compare internet to reading a newspaper/magazine

peaceloveandbiscuits Sat 26-Nov-16 11:43:12

It's a long long day to be one-on-one with a toddler without the aid of CBeebies.

NoahVale Sat 26-Nov-16 11:43:55

but cbeebies is not what you are watching,
i mean adult programmes

peaceloveandbiscuits Sat 26-Nov-16 11:44:25

Even when I was young, before the advent of dedicated children's TV channels, we would watch videos.

EatDessertFirst Sat 26-Nov-16 11:46:37

DH and I watch TV during the day as we work shifts and sometimes aren't home in the evenings. Its our downtime, just like when people with 'normal' jobs watch TV in the evenings.

Aderyn2016 Sat 26-Nov-16 11:46:55

You feel like that because daytime tv is utter dross and makes you feel like your brain is seeping out of your ears. Apart from say 'yes to the dress', which is fabulous. I always get loads done if I don't have the tv on in the background.

I do think that being on the internet is no better though. I have wasted hours on mn - it is strangely addictive.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sat 26-Nov-16 11:48:12

I have the TV on in the background when I work sometimes; I concentrate better with background noise.

I'm not sure this is a rational belief. What logical reason is there for it to make me lazy? What if I was working out with the TV on? Is it somehow lowering my IQ as I work?

It seems a bit needlessly judgy. I can take it or leave it but I wouldn't want an ingrained belief that daytime TV = bad.

Aderyn2016 Sat 26-Nov-16 11:49:18

I do love the occasional day of catch up tv when the kids are at school though. I actually get to watch it, without interruption, which is bliss.

GrabtharsHammer Sat 26-Nov-16 11:49:30

I watch tv in the day. Netflix stuff mainly. It's my favourite thing to do. All three DC are at school and housework doesn't take six hours. It's bliss.

My mother thinks it's awfully lazy. I give zero fucks.

NoahVale Sat 26-Nov-16 11:53:46

I bet your mother does grabs.
it is my mother that gives me the angst about it. it is ingrained I tell you.
i even justify mn as juse like reading a NEwspaper grin

dailymailarecunts Sat 26-Nov-16 11:54:03

God I love this! Ds and I are snuggled up now watching films, and my most favorite day is when I book a day off work and go through my sky planner with loads of snacks. My mum is similar!

As a disclaimer this is a 'treat' so I probably couldn't do it every day - I have intense jealousy towards those that can though!

Trifleorbust Sat 26-Nov-16 11:58:08

It might well be lazy but what's wrong with being lazy unless you have other things you need to be doing? A bit of watching TV is fine.

Foxyloxy1plus1 Sat 26-Nov-16 11:58:46

I have daytime TV on, not because I'm watching it particularly, but because it gives the illusion of company. When you spend days on your own, it kind of makes you feel as though there are others around.

ChickenVindaloo2 Sat 26-Nov-16 11:59:57

Daytime TV (Jeremy Kyle, Bargain Hunters etc) is not the same as watching TV in the day. Which could mean box sets.

Personally, I view Sunday as a day where boxsets should be watched back to back until bedtime.

busyboysmum Sat 26-Nov-16 12:00:12

Is it allowed at the weekend?

It's freezing here today, the log fire is roaring and dinotrux has been on for hours......

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sat 26-Nov-16 12:00:25

I have the TV on whenever I am at home (although I'm usually out during the day) - if people want to judge me for it, they can fuck off <shrugs>

Fortitudine Sat 26-Nov-16 12:00:47

I have the radio on but associate daytime tv with a time over 25 years ago when I was unemployed and depressed. I hate it but have no problem with others watching it.

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Sat 26-Nov-16 12:02:57

Although I usually watch satellite channels or something on the planner rather than the shit they put on Bbc/itv

NoahVale Sat 26-Nov-16 12:03:07

i have the radio on
and i guess i mean actual day time TV, channel hopping, jeremy kyle, and whatever else, I have no idea,

LottieDoubtie Sat 26-Nov-16 12:03:20

Ha now you mention it... I often have the tv on in the day at home but I'm currently in my parents house, DS is napping and it hasn't even occurred to me to put the tv on!

NoahVale Sat 26-Nov-16 12:03:48

although watching Netflix in day light hours still seems Wrong

NoahVale Sat 26-Nov-16 12:04:20

your parents have scared or scarred you too lottie grin

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