Step 1- Turn alarm clock around in bedroom, so nosy 5 year old can't tell you the clock says 6, not 7.
Step 2- Tell the kids how lucky they are that you're letting them stay up late and watch TV in your bed. Let them thank you.
Step 3- Turn on cartoons.
Step 4- Lay in bed and read the paper at 6 pm.
Its win/win, really. They think they're getting a treat, and I'm getting a break. Genius.
Bad Mommy, Bad!