In case you didn’t notice, season 3 of Homeland has been added to Netflix. With so much-binge watching potential, and still having to parent the kids, I’ve come up with a few ways that you can binge watch your favorite shows on Netflix, without giving up your parenting card.
Here are a few of the ways that I’ve been binge watching:
Go on a Business Trip. Use the wifi in the airport to binge watch your favorite television shows, and enjoy the peace and quiet, Starbucks and snacks that you don’t have to share with sticky hands to binge watch Homeland. Bonus points, you can use headphones and you don’t have to worry about feeling like a terrible parent when Carrie drops yet another F-bomb.
While you’re cooking. I don’t know about you, but my people demand that I cook for them at least three times a day. Usually in the morning I can get away with handing them a few Aussie bites and letting them grab a yogurt and juice from the fridge, that I’ve taught them to pour themselves. But for lunch time? Grab the iPad and use the Netflix app, set to closed caption so you can avoid the kids repeating, or seeing things that are going to give them nightmares, you know, like kill-style head shots.
In the bathroom. Five minutes here and there, pretending to pee, I’ve made my way through season three of Homeland. It’s how I’m also going to make my way through Orange is the New Black – because season three of another favorite just came available too. ‘Hang on kids, I’m almost done peeing’ will get you through it.
Before they wake up. Usually I get up before the kids to get some work done. Well, working and binge watching my favorite shows. It’s the perfect time to binge watch your way through something that you can’t watching (well without feeling bad about the f-bombs and the actual real-life bombs) in front of the kids.
Barter. I traded house-cleaning time (something that Jamie hates doing) for him taking the kids out of the house so I could clean and by clean I mean binge watch Netflix and hustle during the last thirty minutes to make it look like I tidied. Don’t feel too sorry for him, there’s some press conference video game thing going on all week that he will get paid back with.
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