I thought I’d photograph three guilty pleasures in one go for this week’s entry to ‘The Gallery‘, but then it got me thinking… Why are these guilty pleasures? Is there anything wrong with the fact that I like to sit down with some biscuits in front of Neighbours to do some blogging each lunchtime?
The obvious answer is ‘No’. There is no reason why I shouldn’t sit down for half an hour of Aussie soap and enjoy surfing the net with a few biccies at the same time.
However, that doesn’t stop me feeling guilty.
It’s one of the main things I debate as a stay-at-home Mum – when am I allowed to relax? I can’t really explain why I feel this way, but I feel like I should always be ‘working’, I find it really hard to sit down during the day. Of course there are always things to do – washing, ironing, preparing tea, cleaning, organising, making party invitations (eek still haven’t done that one!) – no end of things I can do while my wee one is napping. I feel I should be taking the opportunity while she is asleep to get on with it so that I can give her my full attention when she is awake.
But I know too that there is nothing wrong with sitting down and putting my feet up for half an hour… or more! In fact I’m doing it right now, and when I stop over-thinking it, it feels great!
Pop over to The Gallery: Guilty Pleasures to see the other entries this week!