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OldGrinch Fri 12-Apr-19 13:53:57

I am sat in my dressing gown with this in my lap. Nice cup of tea and Mumsnet. Both DC teenage and gave not emerged for hours. AIBU to just stay here?brew

OldGrinch Fri 12-Apr-19 13:56:53

Sorry picture didn't attach. This is what's in my lap!

drogon1 Fri 12-Apr-19 13:57:00

YANBU. I did the same yesterday. Although it was pretty embarrassing when a salesman came to the door at 1pm and I was still in my PJs 😁

MitziK Fri 12-Apr-19 13:57:17

Think of all the times that you were woken at 5am by the DC.

This is your reward for those times.

OldGrinch Fri 12-Apr-19 14:05:31

Yes that's a good way of thinking about it. All those 3 am feeds and feeling like a zombie the next day. Now the pair of them are permanently attached to their beds during the holidays it's great grin

OldGrinch Fri 12-Apr-19 14:06:35

Anyone else got a nice furry thing they are snuggling with?!

AppleKatie Fri 12-Apr-19 14:08:25

I’m in my pjs watching tv and the view of the living room beyond my lap is nowhere near as clean and tidy as yours so i’d Say you’re ok!

OldGrinch Fri 12-Apr-19 14:15:46

Ha ha all the mess on the table is luckily out of view! Have loads of washing to do, dishwasher to empty, bathroom to clean but just can't be bothered to move

NeverHadANickname Fri 12-Apr-19 14:26:43

If yabu then I am too 😊

grafittiartist Fri 12-Apr-19 14:30:17

Me too!

TheChiefBMS Fri 12-Apr-19 14:35:52


I'm having a very similar day. Teenage DS is revising in his room, other DS is working and I'm doing very little. Not ashamed. Defiant.

LikeARedBalloon Fri 12-Apr-19 14:38:45

I've left work early as DD is at a play date all day. Now sat at home watching married at first sight US version 😁😁

Hahaha88 Fri 12-Apr-19 14:43:09

Anyone else got a nice furry thing they are snuggling with?!
Do my unshaved in months legs count?

SecretWitch Fri 12-Apr-19 14:46:10

Hahaha88 depends are you purring?

I am currently trying to fend off some kind of Pre-Easter cold, so have given myself permission to stay in bed with cat and iPad.

Hahaha88 Fri 12-Apr-19 14:47:46

@SecretWitch I mean I could purr......

TheQueef Fri 12-Apr-19 14:49:31

I'm in bed with the cat.
No photos because she's under the covers on my feet trying to hog the hot water bottle.
She approves enormously of my bed ridden state and has even brought sweaty hedgehog toy for later.

bigchris Fri 12-Apr-19 14:49:56

Same as the chief

Year 10 ds revising or on you tube, year 7 dd in town with mates

Charley50 Fri 12-Apr-19 14:52:23

I haven't got a pussy to stroke grin but I'm lying here under two blankets can't be arsed to even make myself a cup of tea!

Hiddenaspie1973 Fri 12-Apr-19 14:53:21

Yanbu 😊 on my day off in the week, I do the same when I can. More so if the weather is dire. Even better when the cat's on my lap.

Worlds0kayestmum Fri 12-Apr-19 14:54:36

My poorly toddler is napping and I'm lounging on the sofa watching greys Anatomy and ignoring the washing up

mollyblack Fri 12-Apr-19 14:55:37

My son is at holiday club, i came home from work early and i'm under a blanket watching fleabag eating a hot crossed bun. I wish my cat would come and sit on me to complete my happy moment 🤣

YouTheCat Fri 12-Apr-19 14:57:41

My moggy is ignoring me. I am on holiday and had many good intentions of doing stuff (and I have done some stuff this week just not as much as I was going to). Then I had a revelation! No bugger else in this house spends their holidays cleaning and painting so why the hell should I?

Instead, I have watched all the Star Wars films, in order. Just watching the last 30 minutes of the Last Jedi now. Then I reckon I've got 30 minutes until dd comes in from work.

LakieLady Fri 12-Apr-19 14:58:14

Anyone else got a nice furry thing they are snuggling with?!

I'm lying on the sofa with my legs up on the arm. In the gap between my legs and the seat there is a lakeland terrier, snuggled up to my bum, snoring.

LakieLady Fri 12-Apr-19 14:58:57

In case of confusion, it's the dog that's snoring, not my bum.

Greatbigterribleshart Fri 12-Apr-19 15:00:03

Pretty sure it's illegal to remove a sleeping cat from your lap anyway. You're stuck there for a while I'm afraid, may as well make the best of it!

TheQueef Fri 12-Apr-19 15:02:18

I'm planning a recce to the kitchen, see what I've got that can be a bed picnic.

JeffreyBeaver Fri 12-Apr-19 15:04:27

We've got s couch each

bakebakebake Fri 12-Apr-19 15:07:14

Currently spawled on the sofa with DS1 asleep under a Christmas blanket in pur pjs - he's teething and has a cough so not much sleep last night!

DC 5 and 7 are QUIETLY playing Crash Bandicoot.

DD5 is happily being "my helper" and bringing me food haha!!

Nuttyaboutnutella Fri 12-Apr-19 15:09:28

I'm lying in bed at 3pm!! In my defense, the toddler is napping, we had a shitty day yesterday (overtired from refusing to nap!!), I'm 34 weeks pregnant and having lots of BH today so resting at the moment.

DontCallMeShitley Fri 12-Apr-19 15:11:24

I also have a ginger pussy. With white bits.

I am also not dressed.

ListenLinda Fri 12-Apr-19 15:13:05

If you are then i am too grin

37 weeks pregnant, DH has taken DD to the park and I aren’t moving until she comes back. Enjoying the peace and quiet grin

DontCallMeShitley Fri 12-Apr-19 15:17:28


VioletCharlotte Fri 12-Apr-19 15:21:59

School holidays are great when you have teenagers aren't they? They don't get up so you can have a lovely lie in and house to yourself all morning. They don't want to spend time with you, so you're free to go off for coffee with friends or shopping without them. No going to boring soft play, farm parks or other such activities to keep them entertained. No feeling guilt for not doing crafts or baking with them. I love it!

Pinotjo Fri 12-Apr-19 15:25:32

This is my favourite time of the week, finished work, shopping done now I'm sat in my armchair relaxing before the mayhem of the weekend starts, enjoy

ItsInTheSpoon Fri 12-Apr-19 15:27:59

Terrier asleep on my lap here 😊

EleanorAbernathy Fri 12-Apr-19 15:31:03

I've only just got out of bed from underneath these two! My excuse is that I was on a night shift last night. grin

EleanorAbernathy Fri 12-Apr-19 15:32:57

My cats didn't post! Trying again (and I bet you'll get them twice now)...

Charley50 Fri 12-Apr-19 15:34:39

Yep teenage years are brilliant! My DS is lovely and wants nothing to do with me apart from the odd meal made. He's so easy. Doesn't even need lifts. It's so freeing... (not so much the needs of my elderly mum but I have my boundaries).

LadyMonicaBaddingham Fri 12-Apr-19 15:36:20

I've just broken up for Easter holidays and my DC are off to Scout camp for a week this evening. I'm already planning my pyjama day...

thecatsthecats Fri 12-Apr-19 15:36:53

Ugh, don't.

I have been away from home for the last four weekends, and am away for the next bastarding two as well.

I just want to snuggle my furbabies.

(and if anyone objects to that term, YOU can tell my cats that I'm not cradling them in my arms any more, and they aren't allowed kitty milk)

MrsMozartMkII Fri 12-Apr-19 15:46:43

I am now lazing on a bed doing boball, other than mooch about on here.

Am considering asking DH to bring me tea and toast.

It is the life of the laze that I look to.


LurpakIsTheOnlyButter Fri 12-Apr-19 15:48:29

I've done bugger all today. But I've worked my ass off all week and I don't caregrin

OldGrinch Fri 12-Apr-19 16:15:08

Ahhhhh more of those gorgeous pussycats please! Mines been doing that paw kneading thing of utter contentment

Tumbleweed101 Fri 12-Apr-19 16:23:33

Nice quiet day as dc are at their Dad’s for the afternoon. Snuggled with a puppy rather than a cat smile.

YouTheCat Fri 12-Apr-19 16:24:02

Mine is still ignoring me. She did meow about 20 minutes ago but that was a 'when is dp coming home?' meow. She is sitting in his seat, waiting for him.

I was going to make some biscuits but the butter is too cold for creaming. Oh well.

YouTheCat Fri 12-Apr-19 16:25:02

Daisy smiles at the blessed.

ScreamingValenta Fri 12-Apr-19 16:26:10

What lovely kits on this thread!

Lobsterquadrille2 Fri 12-Apr-19 16:26:43

I've been out until now but with DM on a Baltic cruise and DD at university, it's the cat and me. Doing nothing.

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