It’s summer – and if you’re like us, that means some days you are ready to send the kids back to school – although we’re only approaching the half way mark! We are ready for some me-time – the question is how far will you go and where will you go to get that?
#MomSneak. Canuck moms have spoken: 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.
So smuggle a tablet into the bathroom for a little GLOW during your morning routine, but be forewarned: distracted makeup application may result in a look as bold as one of the gorgeous ladies of the 80s. And if you find yourself overstaying your welcome in the grocery store parking lot watching The Walking Dead, don’t feel guilty. As long as the ice cream doesn’t melt, no one will know your little sneak-ret. Be the life of the party with all the pop culture knowledge you’ll accumulate sneaking—your friends will thank you for talking about something other than the kids. If anyone questions your motives, let them know that according to a recent Netflix survey moms are feeling less stressed and more refreshed and even 16% say it makes them feel like a better parent by sneaking “me-time.”
One of my “tricks” is to close the bedroom door and pretend I’m in our ensuite- then I crawl into bed and try to get as much of a Mindy episode in as I can – before the knocking and “Mom-calls” start! And I’ll also admit that I have also snuck in a bit of viewing in the bathroom – hey, don’t judge 🙂
Places to go, people to see and shows to watch. With the kids around all summer long, finding a moment of solace can seem impossible–but you just have to get creative. Check out the official roadmap of where moms are sneaking in their TV “me-time” away from the little ones both in their homes and all over town. Where does your sneaking routine fit on the map?
However and whereever you can, enjoy your viewing – Happy Streaming!