The Average Parent Only Has 93 Minutes of Free Time a Day
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 British 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. (New York Times)