Every single time I call my mom on the phone and ask her what she’s doing she always says the same thing: “Estoy limpiando!” And I believe her — until now. Netflix just released new data that proves some moms aren’t busy cleaning or cooking every second. They’re actually taking a lot of “me time” to catch up on a lot of our favorite shows.
According to a recent survey by Netflix*, 72 percent of Latina moms say that in order to be happy and/or more relaxed, they need at least one to three hours a day of “me time.” For many of them, that means watching TV. Hmm… so when do they sneak in time to watch TV?
*It’s a survey about streaming by Netflix, so take it with a grain of salt.
According to the survey, Latina moms are actually very creative when it comes to making time to watch their favorite shows.
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Yes, moms are busy people. We know that, but they still need to be entertained just like the rest of us. In fact, some moms believe that making time for themselves makes them a better parents (at least 15 percent said that). Another 40 percent say that watching their favorite shows, which includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Walking Dead,” and “Friends,” among others, helps them escape all the children’s programming that they normally watch.
Four out of 10 moms say they make time to watch TV while they’re in the bathroom.
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This makes so much sense now! No wonder she’s in there forever. No one bothers you while you’re in there. Perfect time to catch up on “Jane The Virgin.”
Twenty-six percent of moms say they’re just “getting ready” but are really watching one of their favorite shows.
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According to Netflix, 54 percent of moms say it actually helps them de-stress.
Twenty-three percent of moms pretend to be sick but are secretly watching TV!
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This is just low… but understandable, especially if you’ve ever faked an illness to skip school.
Twenty-one percent of moms sit in their car after a trip to the store and start streaming.
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Wow! Here we are waiting for her to get back from the store and she’s busy watching a show.
Two out of 10 of moms are just hiding in the house!
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If you’re ever wondering where your mom is, check the pantry, closet, basement or laundry room. Or just unplug the wi-fi. She’ll come out in no time.
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