95% of moms say that they had more time for themselves before motherhood, and now, over half (58%) admit to sneaking in TV “me-time” while juggling a busy schedule, with some even hiding from their kids for just a moment of peace. With moms doing it anywhere and everywhere in the neighbourhood when the kids aren’t around, sneaking is the new bingeing.
Summer vacation is the worst time to start a show. I’ve been trying to catch up on some of my favorite Netflix shows and documentaries and I’ve been finding it impossible! Sometimes I just want to binge watch something for god’s sake! But how the heck can I do this when the kids are out of school full-time!
UGH. My husband never has an issue getting his Netflix time on, but why is it so damn hard for me?
It’s because I’m the one home with the kids all day.
Maybe I should start taking EXTRA long in the bathroom like my husband does, cause I’m pretty sure that’s where he sneaks off to catch up on his shows and no one screams, “DAD!” when they need something. Nope! It’s always, “MOM!”
Ok. The lightbulb just went off!
For the rest of the summer in order to sneak in some TV ‘me time” I am going to do all of the things my husband does to get his tv ‘me time’ on!
Instead of being envious of the shows he seems to have all this time to watch, I’m just going to have to sneak time in like he does.
Dads never feel guilty about this either. I never hear my husband say things like, ” I feel so bad I watched the entire however many seasons of Game of Thrones.” Nope, it sounds more like bragging. “I watched the entire season of Game of Thrones sooooo fast, man.”
I’m definitely going to have to have an I should not feel guilty for sneaking TV ‘me time’ into my schedule attitude! Otherwise, it ain’t gonna happen!
Sneaking in stream time, me time
Take extra long in the washroom and lock the door. When someone calls my name I will pretend I have a stomach ache and I can’t leave the bathroom until it goes away. Or, I can tell them they can not come into the bathroom because my stomach ache is so bad one whiff and they will pass out.
Pretend top start a bath and then put my headphones on while I sit on the edge of the tub watching my show so the kids don’t know I”m actually watching a show. I’m pretty sure my husband runs the shower for 15 minutes before actually getting in!
Take an extra 30 minutes before entering the house when I pull into the driveway and instead sit there and watch my show. I don’t know how many times my kids have said, “I saw dads work van in the driveway” and then he doesn’t step foot into the house until 20 minutes later! Just for that. I will take 30 extra minutes to walk through the door.
Take the kids to a play place that has wifi!! Yes! I will let them play and pack my headphones and watch my show. I don’t care if people judge me for not watching my kids play. I don’t need to see them slide down the same slide or climb the ropes in the jungle gym! I’ve been parenting for 14 years, dammit! I deserve some TV time! Unless they’re injured, or extremely thirsty then I might just look up from the screen.
Sneak in some TV “me time” on our upcoming road trip when my husband is driving!
Stop writing this post and sneak in a few minutes while I have this quiet time!!!!!
How do you sneak in your Netflix ‘me time’? Do any of the below look familiar?
*I’m a part of the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions expressed are my own.