And you're wondering, "How the hell did we just survive the last two months without all those planned distractions?" I'll tell you how: with the art of persuasion. And a little Netflix.
That family calendar? The one sent down from the organizing angels above? That is your new best friend. Turn it into your family's communication hub by assigning a new PaperMate InkJoy gel pen colour to each family member.
In the realm of motherhood, anything goes. Anything. Which is why the different ways moms sneak Netflix into their days should come as no surprise. Consider it Mom Code for “sanity break”. In fact, tell me if any of these scenarios sound familiar when you’re trying to catch up on the past three seasons of Orange is the New Black before the spoilers for the new season plaster your Twitter feed. (And then scroll down to see how I sneak in my binge-watching.) Bathroom Sneak There is no shame in the mom-bathroom-bingeing game. Catching up on The Crown while literally sitting on the throne will have you looking forward to those…
Bust out the ketchup chips and pour the Caesars because Netflix has a slew of Canadian shows and movies that'll keep you "right on, eh?"ing for hours.
It is remarkable to witness how my husband's joy of cooking has extended to our children. They appreciate really good food, as evidenced by their requests for lobster and filet mignon for their birthday dinners. (Apologies to future boyfriends and girlfriends.)
"I don't want to hear, 'It's not fair,' one more time. You're not going to bed until all your clothes are hung up!" Cue the tears. His and mine. Cue the Netflix. And the wine.