So I’m told there’s this little thing called March Break.
With boys as young as mine, it’s a concept I haven’t explored in a while—I likely wouldn’t have even realized it was happening if it wasn’t for the fact that we were down to half our people at work, and that I could catch the first subway ride home without waiting for a half-dozen to pass filled to the brim before I could hop on. With two kids under 3, daycare and Sarah’s maternity leave are still very much up and operational, so little’s out of the out of the ordinary for La Famiglia Palmer.
Which means yes—we’re still watching plenty of Netflix.
March Break with Netflix — Or, At Least, What it Looks Like When March Break Isn’t Even March Break in Your House Yet.
Well, at the very least I’m watching plenty of Netflix, but admittedly not as much as I’m used to.
With the erratic sleep schedule that Little Man’s adopted of late, I haven’t marathoned through shows like I’m used to, catching snippets of long-running series amidst the late-night wailings and wedging in what little time I can find for all the fun household maintenance that never truly goes away.
But it’s not all bad—I enjoy plenty of the time we spend awake. In fact, when I see kids older than mine at play, I find myself wondering how the boys will interact with the world around them. Who will they take after? What will they learn from their environment? What impacts will they leave on their community? While I’ll only answer these questions through a lot of time and patience, there’s one thing I know—if these boys take after their Daddy, they’ll be immensely creative.
This month’s care package from Netflix was a March Break survival kit, including a number of things perhaps better appreciated by kids old enough to know not to pop plastic food into their mouths, but at the very least, it added more supplies to the arts & crafts bin for the future and had me sliding across my hardwood floors à la Tom Cruise in Risky Business thanks to my new Netflix socks!
It’s a shame, though, that the boys are too young to play with LEGO—to celebrate the release of the new Netflix originals LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship and LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One, the Stream Team got some cool LEGO playsets with their kits, and you can look up the #LEGOFriends and #LEGOBionicle hashtags on social media to see how the other school-age kids are getting their LEGO-tivity on!
Now if you’ll excuse me, there hasn’t been much of a break happening over on this side of the screen this March—with the new addition to the family, our toddler’s seemingly forgotten how to sleep, so shrieky stand-offs and fits have been the nightly norm for a while ????
That said, I hope your Netflix and chill’s going better than mine is, and always remember, when all else fails, there’s always Peppa Pig*.
Until the next, I remain,
*Note: I still strongly dislike that poorly behaved porcine, but hey—she gets results.
Disclaimer: I wrote this post as part of the Netflix Stream Team, a community of creators letting our audiences know about cool things the streaming service has to offer in exchange for sneak peeks of new shows and fun Netflix swag! Though my boys are some of the youngest kids in the Stream Team lot, I like keeping on top of the shows they might get into as they grow… because I’ll probably have to watch with them. Because parenting. Until next time!