If you ask any parent . . . at least any good parent . . . they’ll tell you the same thing: Once you have kids, those kids OWN you. And here’s just how much they own you.
According to a new survey, the average parent only has 93 minutes of free time a day. And that’s not 93 minutes in a row. That’s 93 minutes grabbing a few free minutes here, a few free minutes there.
Here’s how the average parent’s day broke down in the survey:
–Getting showered, dressed, and eating in the morning: 55 minutes.
–Getting the kids ready: 47 minutes.
–Commuting: 52 minutes.
–Working: Eight hours, 12 minutes.
–Picking up the kids: 33 minutes.
–Making and eating dinner: 46 minutes.
–Hanging with the kids, then putting them to bed: One hour, nine minutes.
–Household chores: One hour, 13 minutes.
Added up, that’s 867 minutes. Assuming you sleep eight hours, you have 960 total minutes in the day . . . and 93 of those aren’t scheduled.
Check out this page for a follow-up survey on what parents would do if they had more free time.