It’s 2:30 in the afternoon. The kids are playing downstairs and the occasional “MOM! where are you?” Rings out through the house! I scream, “In the bathroom! I’ll be right down”. It’s a little white lie. I’m in the bathroom, which is true, but I’m not doing bathroom things. Instead, I’m perched on the bathroom counter, door locked and the new season of Orange is the new Black playing live on my Netflix App. I know my time is short and there are many other things that I should be doing, but Momma needs a bit of ME TIME!
Finding time to watch TV as a Mom is hard. Between balancing work, household chores and kids, sometimes I feel overwhelmed and stressed out. Netflix is my guilty pleasure. It lets me escape to a fantasy world where I am not in charge of ANYTHING! When we do try to sneak in some TV time, the TV is either occupied with children shows (even sometimes after they go to bed! Why I don’t know!) or the kids are around and I have to stick to family friendly shows so the themes are inappropriate. Don’t worry Mommas! You are not alone! In a recent study by Netflix, over 95% of Canadian Moms admitted that they had time more for themselves before kids and now 58% of them admit to stealing a few quiet minutes with their tablet to recharge themselves.
Looking for a place to Indulge in you Netflix Recharge? Grab your tablet loaded with the Netflix app and see where I indulge in some of my favourite shows in my favourite places:
1.. In the Bathroom – Everyone knows that the bathroom is a place for privacy. Lock the door and take 5 minutes for yourself. Nobody needs to know if you are actually using it for the intended purpose!
2.. In the Car – Waiting for the kids to be let of school or finish their dance lesson? Thanks to Netflix download feature, you can download your favourite series and catch up with it in the car while waiting for your kids!
3.. In the Kitchen – Your family needs to eat three square meals a day so that means you are stuck in the kitchen for a good length of time. Why not enjoy your favourite episode while cooking dinner. It can kill time while you are waiting for meat to defrost or a pot of water to boil!
4.. While Doing Chores – I save all my laundry for the weekends. I wash and dry them during the day on Saturday and Sunday, then Sunday afternoon I make a ‘date’ with my laundry and Netflix! I hull all the laundry bins into my room and sort and fold the laundry while catching on my favourite shows.
5.. While Getting Ready – Whether its for work, play or just a regular day, I love to have the TV playing in the background. It makes me feel more productive and relaxed!
Whether you are watching the kinky aspects of Friends from College, the inappropriate grandma humor of Grace and Frankie, or the gruesome scenes of Walking Dead, finding a bit of Me Time will make life happier for Mom and Family alike!
Where do you like to sneak your Netflix binges?