The “11th Hour” Edition
Seriously. It’s my April review and I’m writing it on April 30th?
I have no shame, clearly, but don’t want to tick off the good folks at headquarters, who keep sending me courteous but insistent emails. “Have we somehow missed your post?”
No, you haven’t missed my post, because I’m a great big blogging loser, and what’s more, have not even WATCHED any movies this month!
(Okay, I take that back. I have watched the 2nd season of Better Call Saul with my husband, but that was through Amazon Prime, not Netflix.)
(Can I get fired for saying that?)
Ya know what, though? My kids have watched a ton of shows and are watching Minions as I type. Thank you, Netflix, for paying the “babysitter” so I can write this post! We do love the options that you provide.
Like check this out. Part of the April promo included this total fun and funky fortune teller.
My kids were intrigued. A Netflix fortune teller with movies they could watch?
(Except when my 16-year-old son picked “Pee Wee’s Big Holiday”. )
(Not an option for my 16-year-old son.)
In any case, the kids have enjoyed some of the other options like Lego Bionicle, Cupcake Wars and Turbo Fast. Now I need to make my own fortune teller with (hee hee hee) (evil teacher’s laugh) educational options we can watch during school hours.
What do you think? Would you like a fortune teller of your own? You can print one out for your family by clicking on this picture:
Or if you want one with blanks that you can fill in yourself, click HERE.
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Now, to be honest there’s a reason why I’ve been such a nut job.
Nine reasons, actually, and they are seven crazy kids, a husband and a dog.
THEY are to blame for my mad-cap month of April and I apologize sincerely for not watching more television than I did. It’s true that I love the options that Netflix provides—I mean, have you seen their new & improved interface lately?
So many options! So little time!
(Maybe that’s my problem in the end. )
(In the end, I’m worried I’ll watch too much. )
It’s all about balance and April, though busy, was beautifully tilted in favor of family. Yes, there were movies that the kids watched together—like Ninjago (always) and Spider-man (ditto) and (when we’re watching TV during “school” hours), Fetch and Wild Kratts.
I love it when they sit down to a movie together. It’s one of the few times that they’re, like, quiet and happy. No sibling rivalry! Just…Chris and Martin, Kai and Lloyd.
As for me…well, I’ve had to keep my hand on the domestic plow, more or less, and haven’t even managed to finish the last two episodes of Downton Abbey, which came via Netflix’s DVD plan and has been sitting on my shelf for over two months.
That’s just wrong.
(I told you! I’m a nut job.)
I did finish Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, our Well Read Mom April book selection, and I’m a better person for having read it—better, yes, but also a bit unnerved by where our ambitions might lead us! If nothing else, at the end of April, I realized that I could be like poor Victor Frankenstein—too much work, and not enough fun.
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So! Enough of my metaphysical musings. What have you been watching on Netflix lately? I really would like to know, because with SO MANY OPTIONS this mom needs guidance, clearly.
Happy end-of-April, friends! Happy almost-May Day.