As parents we’ve all done it, used Netflix as a way to entertain our children for a moment or two so that we can get something accomplished. Whether its been putting on Netflix so you can snooze a little longer, have a shower with out interruptions or just drink a cup of coffee while it’s still hot, Netflix is probably one of our most used resources as parents. And I for one will be the first to say at times it can be a life saver!
What I don’t understand though is how our children can watch the same thing over and over again, yet they never seem to tire of it? The moment a new movie hits Netflix we must watch it at least 5 times over a span of 3 days. How is it even remotely exciting after the third viewing? Now don’t even get me started on watching shows like Paw Patrol on repeat. I am pretty sure I have the entire three seasons memorized and the moment an episode starts I can replay the whole thing in my head. My daughter takes in a lot and after seeing something once she can pretty much recite the entire movie from start to finish, so how does she watch these shows repeatedly and not get bored?
Well parents everywhere can rejoice as Netflix as some exciting shows in the pipeline for next month! PS next month is tomorrow so the wait is not long friends! First up is a Trolls holiday special on December 6th. I am so excited about this as I know Hazel is going to absolutely love it. No matter how many times we’ve seen Trolls, and its a lot, it’s still one of her favourite movies. The Trolls Holiday Special is just over an hour long and follows Poppy as she tries to bring the holidays to the Bergens. It stars the same cast as the original movie so think more singing, dancing and just cupcakes and rainbows! Ps remember that time we made troll hair? Yup, still a hit over here!
Most importantly when it comes to Netflix releases, and I know I am not alone when I say this, is season 4 of Paw Patrol on December 15th!! Can we get a hallelujah, its like an early Christmas present!! Well played Netflix, well played. Paw Patrol has always been enjoyed in our house but now with Everett it is a staple. He is absolutely in looooove with all things Paw Patrol, Chase being his favourite character. It’s actually pretty cute how excited he gets when watching it. Incase you’re wondering, he will be receiving some Paw Patrol themed gifts this Christmas, lol.
So don’t forget to pencil in some free time for yourself on Wednesday December 6th and Friday December 15th, because you earned it. The question is, what will you do with that time? Try and sleep in a bit? Take a shower? Wrap some Christmas presents?