One of the more annoying results of my staying at home is that for the past two years I might as well have been living under a rock. I am now shamefully unaware about what is going on in the world. It's embarrassing. I'm not even quite sure how I got my news before Nate. I've never been an actually paper newspaper person - newsprint makes my skin crawl - so I guess I got my info from a mixture of online papers, television and public radio. And you know, talking to other adults regularly. I had a pretty good grasp on current affairs. But now, I have no idea what is going unless my husband mentions it. Horrible.
|See how responsible and aware I was before Nate?|
I have no excuse for this behavior. But I do have several logistical reasons. These are some of the problems: I don't want Nate to watch too much tv and the only shows he is usually allowed to watch are Sesame Street, Fireman Sam and Blue's Clues. Other than Nate's tv time, I try to keep it off. So morning and evening news are out. I suppose I could DVR the evening news and watch it when I'm "off duty" at 8:30pm, but by that point I am so beat that I'm craving happy things and/or mindless entertainment. Like catching up with Dave or watching Vampire Diaries. Even though I blog regularly, I feel like I'm on the computer very little - usually during Nate's always short nap time. Aside from blogging, searching for jobs and uploading my hundreds of pictures of Nate, I don't have the patience or time to sit at my desk. I really need a laptop.
Since I finally upgraded to a smart phone recently, I thought the answer might lie in finding a good news app. But if Nate's occupying himself for a few moments and I have time to play on my phone for a minute, I am much more likely to pull up Words with Friends than the BBC.
Again, totally inexcusable and I need to take action. I need to make time for important things. Don't even get me started on the lack of exercising. Maybe I should just buy some thin gloves so I can hold the icky newsprint while I do crunches during nap time.