It might have been just me, but growing up, my folks put a lot of restrictions on soda and TV. We basically got soda once a week as I recall, and we could watch TV on Saturday mornings and most days after school, but we couldn't watch PG13 or R movies and we couldn't watch TV late at night. In fact, we couldn't stay up late -- I remember getting caught reading in bed by flashlight so many times and getting in trouble (and then later, when I got to high school, getting caught on the phone after bedtime).
So of course if I was at a friend's house, I would suck down gallons of soda, watch Nightmare on Elm Street, and stay up as late as I could.
I feel like I'm perpetually at a friend's house now that it's 2018. I know I posted about this before, but I am so DUCKING HAPPY not to have to check my voicemail every day I'm in the office anymore! That was seriously a painful resolution. It's now Friday morning, I'm sitting on a conference call, and my voicemail light has been on since Monday at 10:35 -- and best of all, I have no idea who the message is from!
I know, I know, I actually really do need to check it. It's kind of part of my job. But I feel like I'm rebelling. Maybe I'll give myself through the month of January to recover from my 2018 resolution, and then I'll try to get back in the habit of not letting it sit for more than 2-3 days?