When I got this month’s Netflix Stream Team assignment, I actually had the thought- “Man, I wish my kids were still making excuses to stay up at bed time!”
It sounds insane- but my kids have moved beyond the excuse stage and gone straight to UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. My 8 year old boy is a 13 year old girl. Mothers of 8 year old boys know this comparison is the truest truth that ever truthed.
Everything now, instead of the cute (yet obnoxious) excuses of legs not working, being too tired to sleep, the bathroom is just too far, the pillow is just not right, the porridge is just too cold, I get UGHed.
It’s bed time! Ugghhhhhh
Time to brush your teeth! Uggghhhhh
Can you please just get your pajamas on? UGHHHHH
Could you NOT throw your stanky underwear at my head? UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
I feel like I’m trapped in a Master P music video (and yes, I realize referencing that mess makes me old). It’s not fun.
It’s not just the annoyance factor that has me dreaming and wishing for days like the past, when the excuses were flowing and the UGH factor was non-existent. It’s one of those moments you have as a parent where something new comes out that didn’t exist when you had kids and you go THAT’S NOT FRICKIN’ FAIR!!!
Yeah…. thanks, Netflix.
Actually, you CAN thank them, because if your little ones are full of excuses, they have come up with the perfect way to SHUT THEM DOWN! They are giving you the parental MIC DROP moment we all long for!
Next time you find yourself in a heated bed time debate with your tiny terrorist, you can fake-relent and tell them they can watch an ENTIRE show before bed. They’ll think they’re getting the deal of the century, but you’ve got a card up your sleeve.
Netflix and Dreamworks Animation just launched Dinotrux 5 Minute Favorites. Ahhhhh yes. That’s right. They got exactly what they wanted- just 5 more minutes, an entire episode, one more show.
Now, I’m sure they won’t actually go without a fight, but you can rest easy knowing you SCHOOLED them so hard, and although they might argue, they cannot win. Bam!
Check out these 3 new Dinotrux 5 Minute Favorites on Netflix now!
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