It’s been a whirlwind few months around here. What with school starting, book editing, double birthday party planning and throwing and Halloween preparations, there’s hardly been any time to take a moment to slow down and take note of the changes.
My kids are 5 and 7. FIVE AND SEVEN! Where did the time go? One more year and they’ll both be enough years old to be counted on two hands. That’s a little tough to swallow, not gonna lie. A second grader and a preschooler- how exactly do you celebrate such a momentous occasion? We already had enough birthday cake and cupcakes to last us a year (we STILL have some left and the party was almost two weeks ago!) CAN you celebrate an occasion that makes you just as sad as it does proud?
You know what I always say? Okay, I don’t ALWAYS say it, but I am right now- celebrate EVERY occasion. Why the heck not??
We whipped up a bitch of Easy Bake Oven soft pretzels (which we only do for a special occasion because it is SO much more a pain in the rear than I remember!)- a mix Parker got for his birthday- and then sat down to watch a movie about a family getting over their disagreements and coming together as a whole- something we desperately needed to do because after prolonged exposure to each other what with all the milestones and celebrating and cake eating, we were driving each other INSANE.
For the kids, it was the Croods- to remind them that there are kids out there more frustrated than they are, and at least we don’t live in the friggin’ stone age.
For me? Re-watching the last season of Parenthood to remind myself other parents are just as frustrated and sad and stupidly sentimental as me… and remaining in a state of complete denial that it’s ending.
Sure, some people might think television tears families apart, but I think television and the magic of Netflix keeps MY family from tearing each OTHER apart! That alone is worth celebrating!
Looking for something to celebrate one of YOUR family’s mini, and not-so mini milestones? From a kid losing their first tooth, to adding a new family member- Netflix has something for you!
Netflix Titles to Celebrate Mini Milestones
For your kids:
Another one of our favorite firsts? Going to the movies. Check out these tips from Common Sense Media to make sure your kids’ first trip to the theater is a good one.
Plus a few major milestones for mom and dad:
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