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I’ve been blogging for about eight years but never blogged during the time my children were little and we are long past diapers and play dates. There are no cute photos of kids in train outfits and tutus. You won’t find matching Easter outfits or finger painting. Part of me regrets that I don’t have that documented photo journey of my kids’ lives. For the most part, my kids have never played a huge part in this blog – because it was about my journey and not theirs. Now that the kids are older and have moved out or are in the process of preparing to move out, I decided I needed to have more quality mom and kid time with them before it was too late. There aren’t a lot of things that my kids still enjoy playing with at 18 and 22, but I still find them eyeing that big box of LEGOs in the spare room that’s left over from when they were little. I’m sharing this story with you as part of the Netflix Stream Team, but mostly because I’m in a nostalgic mood.
A Day in the Life – Long Past Diapers and Play Dates
A rare day happened over the weekend and I managed to have both kids and their significant others and my husband and I all home at the same time. We had also been sent these fun new LEGO toys that I caught the kids checking out last time they were over. By offering them food, unlimited WiFi, and movies on Netflix, I got all the kids together for a LEGO afternoon. David and Meredith live about an hour away. Sarah and Chris live here but work contrasting schedules at work. That means that I don’t get to see them anywhere near as often as I’d like to.
David and Meredith came up that morning and had lunch with us. It was nice that David helped make lunch, but I think it would have made less of a mess if I did it myself. At least, I didn’t have to worry about them being picky eaters. At their ages, they have voracious appetites and I’m glad I stocked up.
I enjoyed having all the kids here at one time, but it was even nicer to get to see them playing again – which is something that hasn’t happened in a long time. We alternated between watching LEGO Movies on Netflix and some of the other movies Netflix offers that the kids enjoy like Daredevil and Arrow. I love that there are movies for the entire family on Netflix no matter who’s watching. Starting March 4, the building begins with the launch of two new shows: LEGO Bionicle and LEGO Friends on Netflix.
The day ended up being over much too quickly and everyone had to head back home and off to work. I had a great time reliving their childhood thanks to LEGO and Netflix. Before the kids get too old, take a few hours out of your weekend and relive some fun memories with Netflix and make sure you check out the two new LEGO shows while you’re at it.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.