ALREADY on my third week of maternity leave, I still have not found a nanny for little Mikos, and I attribute my still-elevating BP to this stressor, this scare that we might not find a suitable nanny for our newborn before I get back to work and I might end up setting up a nursery for him in my workplace. Hahaha. That’s not funny, actually.
It’s causing me some sleepless nights already.
So, whenever my BP goes a bit higher I try to find distractions, and try not to worry about this. Mikos is also already at that stage when he already knows my presence, my scent, probably my voice too – his food factory – and whenever I leave him in bed he would easily awaken and whine. I can barely squeeze in a luxurious bath, nor can I find sufficient time fixing everything I was aiming to fix before I report for work again. But yes, truth be told, these are moments you miss when your kids have become independent and no longer look for you all the time, or need you that much anymore as they grow older.
Anyway, while stuck in bed I found one fun way to spend my “vacation” – and that is binge-watching really great tv series. True, I somewhat feel awful, thinking about all the newly-laundered clothes that needed to be returned to the closets, or those things around the house that are no longer being used and needed to be discarded ASAP as our house is turning back into a hoarders-anonymous place again after the last spring cleaning session months back; but since Mikos could not get his much-needed sleep without me by his side, this binge-watching thing has become my guilty pleasure.
I have just completed the first season of “Stranger Things”, a Netflix sci-fi tv series set in the quiet neighborhood of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s. This tv show is simply great, from the story line, to the soundtrack (songs of my 80’s youth), to the actors – the 5 main characters with actors ages 12 to 14 are just so awesome.
It is reminiscent of 80’s blockbuster flicks “The Goonies” (one of my all-time favorites), “ET” and “Alien.” It isn’t that “heavy”, just perfect for the juvenile-mom-series-junkie that I am, although it is mind-boggling in it’s own respect and you just can’t guess where the plot is going until you’re in the last few episodes, but it speaks volumes on familiar themes like family and friendship. I was hooked after the first episode – thank heavens its one season consisted only of 8 episodes. Can’t wait for season 2.
As they say, “time you enjoy wasting in not wasted time”. Oh well, good justification. Time to find my next series.