Wednesday, July 22, 2015

16 Things to do After the Kids go to Bed

Let's all raise a glass to bedtime! That glorious time of day (night?) when the kids are settled in and you finally get some time to yourself. What do you choose to do after bedtime? Here are some ideas:

  • binge watch your favorite TV show
  • have a glass of wine
  • fold a load of laundry (or two...or three)
  • eat the dessert you didn't want to share with the kids
  • read a book that has a cover you can't let them see
  • empty the dishwasher
  • take a bath without any toys in it
  • heavy petting on the couch
  • trim your fingernails
  • update your Facebook status about how wonderful your day was
  • put the kids back to bed
  • play Candy Crush
  • even up your eyebrows
  • pick up toys
  • pass out on the couch
  • go to bed
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Feel free to use any combination of the above! Any other suggestions?

This post was part of the One Word Blog Linkup hosted by, Janine of Confessions of a Mommyholic and Lisa of The Golden Spoons!


  1. I have done all of the above and you are so right bedtime is so very glorious here, too :)

  2. I laughed about eating the dessert you didn't want to share with the kids! Guilty!

  3. These are really good ideas! Playing candy crush is my guilty pleasure!

  4. I've never played Candy Crush! I used to play Farmville, though.
    I like to work a little, eat a lot and watch TV. Or pass out with a good book!

  5. I have been letting my kids stay up way too late this summer, so, when they go to bed, it's basically time for me to go to bed, too! Although I not usually very productive after 8:00pm, I do miss that "me time" to just sit and veg out.

  6. Gingi Edmonds FreemanJuly 22, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    I'm with you on the "have a glass of wine", haha! <3 -

  7. I have done nearly all of these Rabia! Last night I had dessert I didn't want them to see me eating (especially since I always harp them about eating healthy food—oh the hypocrite!). I also blogged and did a lot of writing and photo editing. How sad that it's my favorite part of the day lol!

  8. I usually read a book or watch TV. Or clean in peace.

  9. I love pre-bedtime snuggles, but I love post-bedtime me-time too! You have to have a balance.

  10. I may or may not have eaten the last Klondike bar last night...

  11. I've been so addicted lately! ArgH!

  12. Never got hooked on Farmville, and I didn't intend to get hooked on Candy Crush. I'm glad the lives are limited though. That helps the addiction!

  13. Mine have stayed up later too, but not too late. We still have to get up early, and they get really grumpy when they're tired.

  14. LOL! I'm more of a beer gal, but if I've got wine, that will work!

  15. I always try to wait the perfect amount of time between when they come out for "one last hug" and when I fall asleep!!

  16. I say I'm going to clean, but it rarely happens!

  17. I write, blog, and clean, read. then I sneak time with the hubby. Really almost three times a week. :) LOL

  18. Kristi - Finding NineeJuly 25, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    I usually write late at night although recently I've been binge-watching Netflix. I started Sense8 last night. OMG.

  19. Guilty of most of the above! LOL! I could even add in a bit of blogging to that list! Have a great weekend, Rabia!


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