I’ve made no secret of the fact that my kids have NOT gotten along this summer. It hasn’t changed as the summer has neared its end, either. I’d hoped it would, but nope. I think they’re just at the ages where this is going to happen. Constantly. No matter how many times I tell them it’s pointless, or threaten to sell them on Craigslist.
They began running out of things to fight about. Who would brush their teeth first, who was playing with one stupid tiny Lego before the other, even what they were watching on TV- so when Netflix told me all about their new series, Dinotrux–a brand new action-packed original series featuring characters that are half-dinosaur/half-construction vehicle, mixing action, comedy and adventure while focusing on teamwork and friendship–and said they thought it would be something the boys (both of’em) loved, I was skeptical. It seemed a little young… like maybe Parker would really enjoy it, but Holden would complain about it being too “baby-ish” (which he does with just about everything on Disney Jr. now)
Dinotrux follows Ty Rux and Revvit, two unlikely best friends, as they build a bigger, better world and battle against the biggest creature of all: D-Structs, who threatens to wreck everything they’ve built. My kids love dinosaurs, and they love vehicles, so I figured, why not?
Much to my surprise, both kids fell in love with the show. I’ve watched as they binged many a series on a rainy afternoon, but they’ve never inhaled one quite like Dino trucks. The characters are relatable, but not so over-the-top cheese that older kids (like Holden) can’t enjoy it.
Even better was when we received a surprise box from Netflix and the boys got to go on a Dinotrux scavenger hunt. The catch? They had to work TOGETHER! I had Holden read the clue cards, and Parker do the searching.
This had real home-implosion possibility, but–SHOCKER–they actually did it! Without fighting! Without imploding the house!
Now, if only there were more episodes available, I might be able to make it through the rest of the summer! MIGHT.
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