What did moms do before Netflix? Sure, maybe we all read more books or found more time to exercise or meditate. But really, with all those momentary gaps in the day, most of us probably just stared off into space. Fortunately for us millennial mamas, we’ve got the power of instant watch at our very fingertips. As any of y’all might know, during those first few weeks after giving birth there’s plenty of time (and need) for catching up with your shows. You don’t even really need a postpartum excuse to spend solo time with Netflix.
See, the postpartum days aren’t all that terribly exciting (usually). You wake up (probably to a crying baby and, if not, I am officially jealous of you), change the baby, feed the baby, burp the baby, and then put it back down. Sometimes you brush your teeth and change your underwear and, well, sometimes you don't. Maybe you pick the baby up for some snuggles, but then they fall asleep so you put them down and twiddle your thumbs for a bit. You'll probably consider taking a nap but don’t want to risk waking up to a shrieking child, plus you’ve got dirty clothes all over the floor, dishes in the sink, hair in the drain, etc.
So yeah, you might feel guilty about picking up your Netflix device, but why should you? Do you seriously need excuses to binge on Orange Is The New Black or The Get Down? You do? OK, OK, fine. I’ll make this easier for you. In case anyone asks why you’re watching Netflix, feel free to use these excuses.