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    Default Sport on tv. Your thoughts?

    So after getting some helpful replies to my post about sahp being hard I thought maybe I need to make more of my evenings. Starting small with not doing laundry or sorting paperwork and just having a glass of wine and watching a show... But before kids even in bed Dp has a match on. And he got up at 5am to watch rugby and there is another game on tonight. I ended up doing a crossword in the bath. Thing is in truth I don't begrudge him having an interest in sport I just sometimes feel a bit irritated that I don't have that. We have Netflix downstairs but it's cold down there. I could watch things on Mac but it's so uncomfortable sitting on our crappo dining chairs. I'm thinking I need to take over a small nook in the corner of the lounge so that I can at least read.
    Just wonder if sport on tv is an issue for anyone else? I'm also conscious that if I'm always downstairs and him upstairs we are already getting like his parents with separate tv spaces!

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    My DP likes to watch sport. He's just lucky that I'm not that into TV so most of the time I just potter around doing stuff or if I feel like a cuddle I snuggle up next to him while he watches it and either play on my phone, my MacBook or I do enjoy watching sport occasionally too. Thankfully though he does like other programs too, and he often asks if there's anything else I'd like to watch instead. He considers my wants too.

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    We are a sport family here. I would have a chat to him. Surely there is not sport every day but since there are 2 of you maybe you can work out the days he can watch sport and you can wat whatever you want. I take the laptop/ipad on the couch with headphones. You can do that?

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    DH watches the soccer, if he is watching it I will often just sit in the lounge and colour in, read or use my phone. If it's on when the kids are up he asks them to watch it too (they lose interest quickly but he tries to include them).

    It's not a particularly regular thing, maybe once a week? So I'm not bothered.

    I do know people who watch (eg) every Rugby game that's on, that would pip me off.

    If it's not necessarily about spending more time with your DH, could you go out when he is watching sport and the kids are in bed? Maybe go to a Yoga class or something? I go to the Gym 3 times a week at night so I'm not sure what DH does then, he could be watching sport!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    We are a sport family here. I would have a chat to him. Surely there is not sport every day but since there are 2 of you maybe you can work out the days he can watch sport and you can wat whatever you want. I take the laptop/ipad on the couch with headphones. You can do that?
    Never thought of earphones. I'm so not into sport I occasionally watch if Ireland or australia playing a big game. I feel too time poor to start watching just to be doing something together. It's mostly weekends that sport takes over tv but I guess that's when I feel I can finally relax as no school Rush to think of. Maybe I just need to find a different way to relax at weekends. We used to watch shows together during the week but been nothing on so I've retreated downstairs and sort laundry watching Netflix, he's probably just got so used to that now and having upstairs to himself.

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    Can you float the idea of once a week movie on the couch at home night with your husband?

    Don't feel bad if you feel like you don't know the answer but what do you like doing? What did you used to do that you loved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    DH watches the soccer, if he is watching it I will often just sit in the lounge and colour in, read or use my phone. If it's on when the kids are up he asks them to watch it too (they lose interest quickly but he tries to include them).

    It's not a particularly regular thing, maybe once a week? So I'm not bothered.

    I do know people who watch (eg) every Rugby game that's on, that would pip me off.

    If it's not necessarily about spending more time with your DH, could you go out when he is watching sport and the kids are in bed? Maybe go to a Yoga class or something? I go to the Gym 3 times a week at night so I'm not sure what DH does then, he could be watching sport!
    I'm too tired to go out these days (2 school kids + 15mth old) I used to go to dance classes or do yoga or meditation at home but now our rumpus has turned into lego land! Saturday is biggest day for sports tv here maybe I should start hitting the town Saturday nights 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Can you float the idea of once a week movie on the couch at home night with your husband?

    Don't feel bad if you feel like you don't know the answer but what do you like doing? What did you used to do that you loved?
    Ha ha I think that's the $64,000 question! Before kids I used to like hanging out with friends, bars, clubs. Now I'm more of a day person, plus friends are all so busy with families and still breastfeeding feels too hard to socialise. Probably just a post baby rut that's gone on for 8 years!

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    I do understand you. I have 1 kid and he's 2.5. I do work part time but I never get invited anywhere anymore. I spend all my time at work or with him (he still wakes up at night) I literally have no idea what to do with myself. I do not really remember what I like to do! I actually got on the adult colouring in wagon. It actually helps with stress for me.

    And try and get out of the house kid free for one morning a week and grab a coffee and cake. And just chill. And tell your DH he has to deal with the kids

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    I can't stand sport on tv...it literally makes me feel nauseous (I think I assciated it with being sick and stuck on the couch as a kid). Luckily dh isn't that into sport but when I lived with my parents it pretty much meant Fri & Sat I would hide in my room. Luckily my Mum was good at setting boundries with my Dad - ie. If there was a show she wanted to watch for half an hour to an hour then Dad would have to suck it up (he could always listen to the match on radio anyway). Then once the show was over they would switch the sport back on.


 

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