Everyone needs a break once in awhile. That’s especially true if you are a mom. For the past 15+ years, I have heard the constant onslaught of “Mama!” every single day from my daughter. If she’s not vying for my attention, she’s in my face or over my shoulder trying to see what I’m doing. And, since I have homeschooled her this whole time, this is happening 24/7 and 365 days out of the year. It’s crazy! No wonder I try to get some Mom Sneak streaming tv time in. With Voltron Legendary Defender Season 3 today, August 4th, I’m already plotting when I’ll “disappear” the next few days.
The Need to Mom Sneak
It’s not that the shows I want to watch are inappropriate for Munchkin to see. Afterall, she’s 16 years old and I tend to like lighter stuff anyway. Sometimes I just want some private “me-time” to decompress with my favorite series. Or, I want to watch a romantic comedy, musical, older series, or anime without the peanut gallery commentary from my daughter or husband. You know what I mean?
Apparently, I’m not alone in this. Netflix put together an infographic of how personal streaming time can help moms recharge. I definitely relate to the four most popular benefits listed.
Voltron Legendary Defender Season 3 Out August 4th
As mentioned above, I’m pretty excited about Voltron Legendary Defender Season 3 being released today, August 4th. There are seven new episodes. These will cover what happens after Zarkon’s defeat and Shiro’s disappearance last season. A new power rises in the form of Prince Lotor, Zarkon’s son. With the team down a pilot and unable to form Voltron, they’ll have to work harder than ever to defend against the reinvigorated Galra Empire.
But, since Munchkin enjoys the series too, she’s intent on watching the new season with me. I asked her if she was actually interested in seeing this next installment of Voltron. If not, then I could “sneak” away to see it. Yeah, it seems that won’t be happening. This was her response.
If you watch it by yourself, I will find you… I will pounce on you… And I will watch it with you…
So there you have it. Now you know why I feel the need to watch shows secretly. If I don’t watch in bed, while cooking, or on the toilet, I will have a pair of prying eyes keeping me from actually enjoying the downtime. Maybe she’ll let me watch Emma, Seventeen Again, Queen of Katwe, and Rogue One on my own…
Are there shows that you enjoy which you’d rather watch sans kids?
I received a year subscription of Netflix and a device to stream the content as part of the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions are my own.