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Yo ok so I’m a work-at-home mum with two kids under 6 and I will take my Me Time or whatever you want to call it wherever I can get it.
This does not always mean me chilling on the couch alone in my personalised Netflix Stream Team dressing gown with my fancy personalised wine and not having to share my cheese (aka Nirvana).
I might often wear my dressing gown, but I also often have to share my cheese.
Me Time happens in snippets of the day when I supplement a particularly boring writing job with Doc Martin on the telly in the background so every now and then I can look up and enjoy the visual spectacle of a quaint Cornish seaside village full of absolute nutcases, a world away from where I sit.
Breaks for lunch are spent with Ricky Gervais in every iteration, every day all the time.
Folding the washing is accompanied by Suits, because if I’m going to have to fulfil the worst household task known to man, I’m going to do it in the least mind-numbing way possible. And if Prince Harry doesn’t want to be with me, I can at least check out the competition, right?
Me Time also includes me reading a book without distraction while my darling children sit quietly (I think) watching Matilda for the eight millionth time.
Truth be told, I think taking time to do the things I really fricking like doing is really important. I make time to write. I put books everywhere so they’re always on hand. I spend time with friends, I watch British dramas, I bake shit, I drink a really big pot of tea and tackle a crossword. Little things in bits and pieces of my days wherever I can fit them in. If I didn’t do these things I would be monstrous to live with and nobody would survive.
And I like to do these things alone.
Netflix tells me that for mums around the globe, “sneaking” is the new bingeing and they’ll do just about anything to stream their favourite shows when nobody else is around. I understand this at a cellular level. And also that level where I’m kind of embarrassed to be seen watching a certain show.
Three-quarters of mums sneak in TV “me-time” while doing their hair or household chores, or actually hiding from their kids, between one and three times a day.
It’s like looking in a mirror, no?!
Netflix also tells me that these are the shows mums are watching at the moment:
Top 12 Mum Sneak Shows
- Orange is the New Black
- 13 Reasons Why
- Fuller House
- How to Get Away with Murder
- Gilmore Girls
- Stranger Things
- Pretty Little Liars
- House of Cards
- Jane the Virgin
- Grace and Frankie
- The Crown
Top 12 Veggie Mama Stuff to Watch While Doing Boring Things (In No Particular Order)
- Stand By Me
- Chef’s Table
- House of Cards (UK version first, then Netflix Original)
- The Office
- Bill Hicks Sane Man
- The Royals
- Gilmore Girls
- Fawlty Towers
- Black Books
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