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Finding Time For Me And….NetFlix | #MomSneak #StreamTeam

I couldn’t figure out why all the store patrons were staring at me funny when I was singing to my feet, “Waffles, waffles, waffles!” or why they dragged their shopping carts at least ten feet away from mine when I started talking about how brains floated in their own special fluid.

“They really do! Our bodies are fascinating!” I declared.

When I growled, “Would you stop poking the cookies!” I heard a crash.

I looked up from my feet and saw a stunned elderly woman standing before a box of  busted up cookies on the floor.

R.I.P chocolate chip.

She looked at me, looked at the cookies, looked back at me, and left the aisle in such a hurry.

Then I knew.

I knew.

People thought I had lost my ever loving mind.

They thought that I was talking to myself.

They couldn’t see who I was talking to.

My kid under the cart:

 

Otherwise known as: My summer shadow.

Where I go, he goes.

Let me just say that again.

Where I go, he goes.

I love my son but…

All I want to do is go to the bathroom alone. I don’t need someone barging in telling me that they just blew the most epic bubble…with their spit.

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Chunky Monkey is the only kid in our neighbourhood so finding someone to play with means having to schedule a play date. Like actually penciling in a date on a calendar. And these play dates usually involve me staying.

To hang. out. with. the. mom.

“Come sit! I made some coffee for us!”

Me: Internal screams…

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Also me: “Yeah, sure! Thanks!”

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For the record, I do really like his friend’s moms. But every once in a while, I just wanna….wanna…breathe…

2017 is such a different time. When I was a kid, I would wake up, eat cereal, hop on my bike, and just go a few houses down to my friend’s.

Then again, when I was a kid, my parents never made me wear seat belts and I’m pretty sure that our play ground equipment was painted with the substance that makes your insides glow.

And I survived.

I don’t know how. Perhaps it’s because my mom made me sport a mullet. She claimed it would make my hair grow in thicker. All lies.

Man, the 1980’s was an awkward phase for all of us.

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Anyways, my son can’t just hop on a bike like I used to because his friends do live quite a distance away. I have to drive him.

So this summer we put him in a once a week day camp with a few of his close buds  AND  he had asked to play more hockey.

Of course, my husband said!

So Chunky picked two hockey camps.

Guess who had to take  him?

Me.

My Green Machine!

 

I was a hockey mom for two solid weeks.

I broke nails, got blisters on the sides of my pinkies, and got back spasms all from tying his skates y’all.

But guess what?

The arena had free WiFi.

And guess what?

I got 2 solid hours each day to watch Netflix by myself.

*Insert Tears Of Joy*

Delirious ones.

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Yes. You can take Netflix with you Moms!

95% of Canadian 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. Now that you can take Netflix with you, bingeing is so much easier to do. Just like I did at the arena.

So where are you bingeing?

Are you #MomSneaking?

Have you ever seen MomTruths by Cat and Nat? They are the hilarious mom duo who always keep motherhood real. In this episode they teach us fantastic tips on how to to #MomSneak – because us moms need our me time.

 

 

If you are sneaking, have your kids caught you?

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It is so important that we get our time to chill, time to breathe, and time to watch that show we’ve been forever glancing at in our “My List” but always end up letting our kids take over the remote first.

Mom, steal that iPad!

Or snatch that iPhone!

Tip toe away from the kids…

Hide in the laundry room….

Hide in the bathroom….

DO. IT.

Watch. That. Show!

Enjoy your me time.

Shamelessly about to watch Shameless

 

 

So what’s New on Netflix?

Check it out!

Friends From College
Season 1
July 14
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
July 18
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Featuring Interactive Storytelling!
July 14
The Worst Witch
Season 1
July 21
The Adventures of Puss in Boots
Season 5
July 28

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam and get special perks. As always, all opinions are my own.

42 Comments

  1. You are my favorite. I need to sneak more time to binge my favorite shows. I might have to get my kiddo into some activity just so I can do it while someone else is watching him, ha! And we’re going to be in that boat too, we have no kids in our neighborhood. We’ll be driving to playdates. Sigh.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Know what else you can do?
      Have them build a fort – they will be under that thing for a long time!
      Driving to play dates is a pain. I will not lie. I just want to drop him off and go or have them drop them off and go. I mean I do like the moms but sometimes I just want the kids to play with each other so I can do other things. Parenting is weird.

  2. Yeah, the 80s were so different! I’m so sad for kids that have to grow up in these days. The freedom we had was awesome! Sneaking in mom time can be hard when your kids are little.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      It’s a weird time for kids I think. I also live on the outskirts of the city to it’s much harder for him to just hop on a bike and go anywhere. I don’t know. It’s just different. But you’re right…the freedom was amazing.

  3. Binge watching has become my favorite and preferred way to watch a series. I love to find one and keep watching until it’s done, then start with a new one.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Mine too! I am hooked on Shameless right now and we are on our second season!

  4. Thanks for making me laugh so early in the morning (kid under cart) and getting my day started off right. I totally agree that sometimes I just want some alone time to watch what I want to watch.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      I’m surprised that my kid still fits under the cart! He’s almost as tall as I am!

  5. We had the same childhood and we spent more time playing with the neighbor kids outdoors getting dirty. I guess things change and kids now are more apart and into gadgets. It helps that they get into sports where they can learn a lot of things. It really helps to find you time with netflix and other crafts.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      My son does play hockey and is in camps this summer. It’s a good balance for all of us!
      I do miss our childhood though – getting outside more and getting dirty!

  6. robin rue robin rue

    Oh I sneak for sure. Now that my kids are older, not as much, but in the past I have snuck a few minutes of a show here and there.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      I love that we are all confessing here! Moms sneaking!

  7. LOL! We are watching Netflix right now! Our summer mornings have started with Netflix on the days my son isn’t in camp. Can’t wait for some of these new shows!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      That’s how our mornings start. My son actually started bingeing on the Worst Witch believe it or not and finds it to be a really good show. He can’t stop watching it. It’s kind of like Harry Potter but not as scary.

  8. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen

    Lol! This is too cute! What is me time?? My me time is at work, in my office. Isn’t that sad. My 14 year old goes to school at home and doesn’t leave the house, so he’s always there. There is no me time. I absolutely love your story about talking to yourself in the store. I’ve been there, too. So funny!!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Oh Kimberly! Can you hide under your desk? HA I’m just kidding. That has to be hard some days when you want just a quick breather from everything. Hang in there Mama. I hope that you can find some me time for you this summer!

  9. I have 3 kids. And they have been home all summer. Except for our weekly music lessons, my kids have been slowly stealing my sanity. So I know the feeling.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      3 kids! Oh yes girl! You need that me time when you can get it and I hope that you’re able to find some time to yourself!!

  10. I’m not a mom, but I do know that “me” time is so important. It helps “reset” our brains!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Every single one of us could use me time! Absolutely – just to recharge! Put your feet up girl after a long day!

  11. I love NETFLIX and I love time alone since its so rare of a occasion nowadays. My toddler is a clinger too and don’t have anyone else around here to play with either. It’s a bummer. I wanted to try daycare for one day a week lol but that costs as much as a full week…

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Jenny, I hear you loud and clear. My son is the only kid in his neighbourhood and so when he was a toddler,….whew….I was sweating all day chasing him around. He was a full time job. I do believe you when you say that daycare is that expensive. I think ours is cheap because its held at the school he goes to. Hang in there Mama.

  12. Netflix has some amazing shows on it for using at me time, I really need to catch up with Orphan Black myself, that’s at the top of my list at the moment.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Oh that looks so good! I’m on ShameLess right now. I love it.

  13. Our Family World Our Family World

    Netflix has really good shows and as much as I would love to binge watch, I have so many other responsibilities to attend to first. I can sneak in an episode or two of my favorite shows though. Mommies can be sneaky sometimes too. 🙂

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Mommies are very sneaky! We have to be. I hope that you’re able to get some me time in there!

  14. Ha ha, we all need some Me time in summer! I have 3 of my own little stage 5 clingers and they are a joy to be around…. but a little time for myself is an amazing thing!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Girl you must be tremendously busy then!!! I hope that you are able to get in some time for yourself to enjoy the summer!!

  15. Angelic Sinova Angelic Sinova

    Netflix is the best! I’m so glad they added Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to Netflix because I’m a HUGE Star Wars fan and until though I already own Rouge One on DVD, I love being able to stream Netflix form basically anywhere.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      I was so excited about that too…I mean my son was very excited about Rogue One too. HAHA!!

  16. Isn’t Shameless the best? Oh and if you haven’t watched it yet and love Jason Bateman *swoon*, watch Ozark. EPIC show. I’m absolutely loving all these Netflix originals, they seriously have one of the best writing teams, I think.

    I think we all make for better human beings when we get some time to ourselves. I don’t have kids but I often long for Jeff to leave me for a day, a weekend or even an hour. I think for me I just crave being alone because I’m an only child and I lived for so many years inside of my own head because people sucked. By the way, how’d you score the partnership with Netflix? I’ve always been curious. You’re lucky and you rock being an ambassador for them. 😉 xox

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      I. WANT To Watch that too! I love Jason Bateman. Netflix Originals are pure gems. They really are. They’re so creative and different.
      And you are so right. We need time to ourselves and that’s regardless of having kids or not. We need that space to decompress and just be.
      Thank you so much for your kind words! I was actually referred to the Netflix Stream Team some time ago! It’s been such an amazing ride thus far working with them. I love it. So much fun!!

  17. hahaha I was laughing so hard at the shopping cart story. Boy, have I been there. Moms definitely need that “me” time.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      We sure do *types this from under my bed*

  18. Leigh Anne Borders Leigh Anne Borders

    We recently ditched our cable and got Netflix. It has taken me some time to get used to, but now I like it. I love watching Cat and Nat on MomTruths! Too funny!

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      It does take time. What I find helps – make sure that you rate your titles by giving it a thumbs up or down. Netflix will then pull up titles that are related to your rating, so its much easier to find movies and shows that are best suited to your tastes. AND!!!! Don’t forget to search for titles or your favourite actor etc using the actual search function. For whatever reason, people forget that it’s there. There are TONS of shows on Netflix!

  19. Aprill Coleman Aprill Coleman

    Netflix has a great lineup, but them being so deep in debt troubles me. I hope they pull through, cause i hate cable.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      They sure do have an amazing line up! I am loving all of their original content.

  20. I am not yet a mum but love sneaking in some Netflix time and now looking for something new to watch

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Perhaps you can sneak it in at work or at the in laws….look at me being a bad influence. MAybe don’t do that. Hee hee

  21. I hide in plain sight, on the sofa. If I’m wearing headphones, they pretty much leave me alone unless it’s just the youngest one and he can’t reach something and is too afraid to use a chair because what if I fall and hit my head and go unconscious but you don’t hear me because you’re wearing headphones watching your show I can’t watch?

    Right now I’m watching Game of Thrones. I’m on season 2 and I find my attempts to not know what’s happened in the 46 subsequent seasons exceptionally cute.

    • Kimberly Kimberly

      Oh I love you so very much.
      I will try my best not to tell you what happens in season 3…put your headphones back on….wait let me tell you about them people who find out that you watch a show that’s like 10 years in or whatever and they give you that eye and that smile….like “oooooOOOOOh you’re going to love what happens to xyz” No. I don’t want to know. But they want to tell you. And then you need to break off that friendship for the entirety of your bingeing. I think it’s ok to do this.

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