“Mom what are you doing?”
“Nothing,” I reply, which is a bald face lie. I’m not peeing that’s for sure. I’m watching the last episode of The Walking Dead, wanting just 2 minutes of peace so I can finish the season before having to go out and make supper, clean the kitchen, fold the laundry and get the kid ready for school for the next day. Is that so wrong?
Is that so wrong?
Apparently, I’m not alone. Accordingly to a recent Netflix survey, 95% of all Canuck moms say they had more time before motherhood for themselves. I agree with that. Last minute shopping trips with friends. A night out partying on the town enjoying a glass of wine that didn’t include coming home to dirty diapers and a house filled with toys that squeak and make noise enough to drive you up the wall.
Ahhhh- those were the days.
Don’t get me wrong. Motherhood is amazing, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. But 58% of women (like myself) have admitted to doing the #MomSneak, hiding out from our kids or spouse to sneak in some much-needed Me-Time entertainment to help cool the nerves. No guilt. No shame. Heck, I need something to talk about other than runny noses and groundings.
Heck, I need something to talk about other than runny noses and groundings.
Plus, the less stressed I am the more I can function as a parent. So honestly, I’m doing my family proper justice by hiding in the closet while watching GLOW.
It’s not a gimmick. It’s not to push Netflix. I mean, I don’t have to. Everyone is watching Netflix. But just like men need time to watch sports. Moms need time to watch their favorite shows. I can’t tell you how many times my friends have said: “Hey did you see last week’s episode of… ?”
No, I didn’t. Why? Because I was too darn busy working, grocery shopping, worrying about my son who just moved in with his girlfriend, or my friends and family living with the dangers of having fires burning all around them as our province battles this summer’s heat wave.
My life is an episode on its own. I need a distraction — otherwise, I’m going to fall off the wall like Humpty Dumpty and no amount of glue will put me back together again. Netflix is all my king’s horses and my king’s men.
So sue me!
So how to do you effectively #MomSneak without the family catching on? Well Cat and Nat, two moms have created a video for you to watch. I put it down below. It’s hilariously funny, and honestly, we all can relate.
If your kids are catching on to why you’re standing in the clothes closet and don’t believe you are self-organizing. Here’s a printable coloring photo to help keep them busy while you finish watching Orange is the New Black.
Now, grab your cell phone or tablet, laptop or whatever you use to Stream and Binge watch, head to the nearest closet or even hide under the bed if you can fit, and get some #MomSneak time in for yourself.
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