I love my kids like crazy as most moms do- but as we all know they have the ability to also drive us crazy! The key to keeping your sanity is to steal a few minutes of indulgence- without the kids. This is usually much easier said than done of course, because they can hear the rustle of a bag of chips or the gentle closing of a bathroom door from the other end of the house (but can’t hear you yelling for them to come to the bathtub for 10 minutes, go figure!) I have developed a few sneaky tricks that can buy you a few stolen moments where you need it the most and restore some sanity. Figuring out some ways to sneak indulgences without the kids can be tricky- thanks to Muller for sponsoring today’s post!
Snacking– Slip a creamy new dessert inspired Muller Yogurt with flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake or Raspberry Brownie Supreme in an empty vegetable bag. Broccoli, spinach, anything green- trust me they will run for the hills and that goodness is all yours!
Bathing– Sigh… the cry of moms across the world over ” I just want to pee/shower/brush my teeth, etc.. alone!” I love to see them playing, splashing, and laughing in the tub- one of my great joys as a mom. But little people as much as you love an audience for all your business- mommy doesn’t. This includes showering. Anything, really. I swear the second I turn a faucet on or unbutton my pants they come running!
Technology– I love to watch mom parody videos but as soon as I sit at the computer the kids want to take it over to watch tween characters learn life lessons or build enormous structures from Legos…insert whine…mommy needs her technology time too! The trick to this is simple, just plug headphones into the computer and hide in your closet for 15 minutes.This hilarious new video from Girls With Glasses- Satisfy Me (Yogurt With Benefits) is one of my favorites, make sure you check it out.
Dinner Time– Dinner hour is hard, mama, soooo hard. Whining, begging, impatience- and the kids are terrible too! Keeping them busy is key here! Give them a healthy snack while you get it prepared and on the table- if you get really desperate, try one of those Muller Yogurts, the little buggers will love them and you don’t have to worry about them filling up on junk.
Phone Calls– You just need to get through one phone call without interruption right? I long ago lost count of how many times I’ve reminded them unless they are hurt, or someone is bleeding, to not interrupt a call… This is where there turn at the technology comes in, plop those little curtain climbers in front of some animated flick, or give them an “educational” app to play on your phone or tablet. That should buy you at least 3-4 minutes, right? Right? *tears*
This post was written tongue in cheek and I adore my children and spend lots of quality time with them- but we know that me time sometimes must be taken with cleverly timed sneakiness.
PS if you want to join me in my dessert-like yogurt indulgence, head over to Muller and sign up for their email list- you’ll get money saving coupons. Don’t forget to save your empty veggie bags!
Do you have a trick for sneaking some secret indulgence? Share it with us!