Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Fail - Netflix Addiction

Oh, dear Netflix - how you lured me in with your constant online pop-up ads and siren song of "2 week free trial."

I caved. I decided I needed some "me time"..."mommy time"..."down time" it what you will, but my goal was to take a little snippet (notice I said "little") out of each naptime and watch a few minutes of a movie or TV series I've been wanting to see. Because by the time 8:30 rolls around each night and the kids are finally in bed, I am way too exhausted to even think about watching a movie and I just know that I would fall asleep. (Think that getting up at 5 am every day to help dear hubby get out the door in the morning has anything to do with that? But I do it with joy and love. And I digress...)

So I joined Netflix. And let me say that for the past week, I have gotten ABSOLUTELY NOTHING done around the house. Naptimes whiz by with my backside firmly planted on the couch, staring at the TV as if we've been long-lost friends separated for 20 years. I've become addicted to Big Love, an HBO series I've been dying to watch for the past couple of years. And here it comes, all neatly packaged in its friendly little red envelope, delivered right to my door. (I also got Cinderella III for my dear daughter, and I have a feeling that this DVD won't be returned for a while).

Due to my FAILURE of not getting anything done around the house, I know I have to ease back a bit on the ol' Netflix habit. Maybe just one per week. Or two? Okay, three wouldn't really hurt anybody, would it?

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  1. Boy do I understand! I'm afraid that movies and TV are my biggest distraction. I know allow myself time to watch only if I'm exercising! At least my time is profitable!

  2. I have my weaknesses too!! My distraction is the computer! Yet here I am...

  3. I know what you mean - sometimes, when I get a good book, everything else gets ditched 'til it's done! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  4. ha! i'm totally with you! when ridley naps, it's "my" time to do my online stuff. i don't like to "work" during my "me" time. :)

    thanks for linking up to Friday Fails!!!