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.
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.
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…
Also me: “Yeah, sure! Thanks!”
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.
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?
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*
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?
Do they know where you like to hide?
Save yourself 15 extra minutes by downloading and printing a special-coloring edition of the Mom Sneak map. While they create their next refrigerator masterpiece, you’ll finally have time to finish that episode of Orange is the New Blackseason finale everyone is talking about.
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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….
Watch. That. Show!
Enjoy your me time.
So what’s New on Netflix?
Check it out!
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam and get special perks. As always, all opinions are my own.