There are a lot of amazing titles available on Netflix, both for children and adults. I am going to be focusing on the movies for children today. Recently I have been trying to find some great movies for my kids to watch, ones that are appropriate and meant for children to enjoy. Netflix has been coming out some amazing movies and shows focused just for kids.
Hotel Transylvania Series
Captain Underpants Series
How to Train a Dragon Series
Those are just a small list of great movie/series ideas for your kiddos. We love them and have found them to be quite funny. They all make great movie night selections.
Having movie nights with your little ones are a great way to spend some quality time together and bond. My kids love it and usually take turns when it comes to deciding who is going to be deciding on the movie title for that night. Keep in mind there are a lot of different titles available along with educational ones also. Take time to browse, check around for suggestions, and have fun trying new movies out.
You know as a parent privacy is hard to come by. It is so true. To be honest in my opinion I feel like when I make a phone call that is the time you will see my children show their true crazy nature. It brings the maniac out of my kids! Getting on the phone especially if it is an important phone call my kids go bananas. It’s “Mommy I need this.” “Mommy I want to talk.” and so on. Then I will have some of them even try to climb me as I am on the phone. Yep my kids are definitely the attention speaking type.
Getting on another point I have noticed that the same behavior comes out when we have visitors. They can’t just sit quietly or play calmly, nope, that would be too easy. It’s like they have this initial embedded beacon that goes off when mommy is doing something or visiting with someone. It is quite humorous in a way.
Parenthood is definitely funny, there are days that I feel like I am in a comedy show. Kids do funny things especially when they have an audience. There are times I wish that I could catch some of the stuff they do on camera, I would be famous. Just kidding. But it is true, kids are funny. When I get overwhelmed I just have to think of the funny crazy moments and remember they are just being kids. As an adult I feel like I have forgotten the true nature of being a kid. When I sit down and spend time with my kiddos I get a taste of how I felt in my childhood and it helps me relate to them better. So spend time with your kids. Laugh together. Make unforgettable memories. Live life to the fullest.
Today I ran across one of the funniest life hacks hat had me on the floor laughing. The image it gave me of when I was a teenager was priceless! To be honest an image of teenagers today going through phone withdrawals is just overbearingly hilarious. The life hack quotes this:
“When punishing your kids, don’t take away their electronics. Just take their charger and watch the fear in their eyes as they use it less and less while the battery slowly dies.”
It was just to pass up to now share!!! As a parent I have learned it is best to have an open mind and a great sense of humor!!!!
It’s a funny thing, our children are truly the product of our own habits and behaviors. We are their example to society and how they grow into adulthood. My children range from the ages of four months to nine years, big difference when it comes to personalities for all of them. I have noticed some traits that have been picked up that have really made me change how I deal with my children. Even when I was teaching I noticed how children would respond based on my reaction to the situation that was placed in front of me.
Children are so resilient compared to us adults, thank goodness for that too. For example children learn and adapt quicker which is why the experts say to intervene now and teach them the right way to act. Sometimes I have to really catch myself on how to respond to a situation so I can better help my child than give into my frustration, which can really be a challenge when you are already at your breaking point. We as Parents can have bad habits some we need to break when we have children, like curse words or shutting your child out. This does your child no good and ends up putting up a wall between you and your child.
When I got pregnant for the first time I was told by many wise ladies to not befriend my children but to parent them. This is so true, I am not my children’s best friend, I am their mother. As their mother I love them unconditionally and protect them with all I have. It is my job to teach them to grow into respectful well-mannered adults. It’s not the school’s job, the grandparents’ job, or anyone else’s job either. It’s okay to hurt your child’s feelings by disciplining them or getting on to them when they have done something wrong. They need that structured environment to thrive, they need boundaries to feel safe and secure. Always remember you are their superhero, you are their role model in life.
The seasons have changed, the grass is greener, the sky is brighter, and the kids are out! Yes, Summer has officially begun!!! Personally I can’t believe how much time has flown by this year. It seems like it was only Yesterday that we were celebrating Christmas and now here it is almost Memorial Day.
Planning fun outside activities with the family, like picnics and park trips are great ways to connect with your family. I have been trying to incorporate a lot of water play with the kids to keep them cool as they play outside in the heat. Having chalk, bubbles, and crafts available for the kids help alleviate boredom and build on their creativity. On another note though, boredom isn’t a bad hint to have. When children are bored they are able to use their imagination which I feel is a great way to help your child build character and think outside the box.
I am reminded everyday how special it was when my little ones first started to say and I quote ‘Ma Ma’ or ‘Da Da’! Yep such adorable times, a milestone every mom and dad want their sweet bundle of joy to reach! It melts our hearts when we hear them babble our names at such young ages.
Fast forward just a bit, maybe just a few years on it seems like my name has become legendary lol! The constant ‘Mom, Mommy, Mother’ or ‘Dad, Daddy, and even Father’ from your child can be one a little too bearing at times. But even through the nagging, tattling, whiny muttering, yelling, and screaming there is a purpose behind your name. As a parent the title Mother and Father should be sacred. It is one that should give you a sense of satisfaction. Those sweet children also say your name because they love you, trust you, and look up to you. You are their beacon that will guide and lead them to the person they will grow up to be.
Enjoy the crazy moments, the embarrassing ones, and the silly moments because you only get one shot to be the person they call Mom and Dad! Be joyous and enjoy h memories you make with you little ones because as I noted in my previous post ‘Time Flies’, it really does.
It’s funny, it seems like time is definitely something we feel we have so much of and yet we don’t. Time flies by so fast, just look at your kids. They grow fast and sadly they just keep on growing. Today I was reminded of how quickly time passes and how many great adventures I miss out on with them because I get so busy in my adult life. Sometimes just taking a step back brings out perspective that is needed in our (parents) daily lives.
Today I decided to put aside all the adult stuff (Busy work, housework, work in general- I think you get the point!) and went outside with my kids and played in the water with them. Lots of laughter and memories were made because I made a choice to put them first. I admit that can be a hard thing because we get so caught up on our daily responsibilities. Being an adult can be very overwhelming and can come with a lot of stressors that children don’t have. Sometimes just taking the time to play or spend time with your children can be the best medicine for stress relief. After we played outside we decided to sit down and play Monopoly, which I used for educational purposes. They loved it and it brought joy to me. Sometimes as I said we just need to take a step back and enjoy the blessings in front of us that God has given us.
Parenting isn’t easy, there is always going to be the crazy days, the easy days, the I don’t know kind of days, but overall the only way to enjoy parenting is to realize there is no perfect way to parent. Remember you are enough, don’t overthink parenting, embrace it and take it all in. You miss all the fun and joyful moments when you don’t give parenting your all.
Last year was full of adventures just like this year is starting to blossom. We brought in the New Year with our newest addition to our growing family, Jewel Florence Bennett, who was born January 15th. Having five kids has definitely taught me that patience is a definite necessity to keeping a cool on the craziest of moments. Personally it is such a joy as a mother to see all my kids be so attentive and active with each other.
Change has never been my strength which has been something I have been having to deal with for the last three years. I feel like I have grown and matured so much from all the hurdles that we as a family have had to endure. Losing loved ones, illness, and many other struggles have really pushed us in so many directions but in the end God has brought us through all these tough times.
I have really enjoyed learning and growing from everything I have personally have had to face over the last few years. Taking one day at a time is a true benefit that most of us don’t take advantage of. I learned the hard way that stressing over things that are out of my control or are far off will only bring stress and emotionally drain me causing me to be apathetic at times.
Enjoying the time you have with your family, laughing at the funny and crazy moments, embracing the difficult and trying times, and giving your all is what life should be all about. Watching my kids play, being silly, making and discovering new things, making memories, and just being kids is what reminds me of how blessed I am. It also reminds me that I should take it all in because time doesn’t stand still, it passes so quickly. If we worry about the little stuff and stress we are going to miss out on the greatest moments that are right in front of us.
Parenting can be a live comedy! Daily I find humor in the little things that arise during our day! Kids have a way about bringing laughter and joy when everything else seems complicated and overwhelming. It is true, when you become a parent you really don’t have a dull moment in your life no more. Always expect the unexpected, especially if you have a toddler at home. They will definitely bring the best out of us parents when they decide to get into mischief. It is a priveledge and joy to watch my kids grow, try things, experience life, and embrace the difficult trials because memories are being made. Enjoy your little ones, take time to notice and compliment the good. Time is not a luxury it is a gift that should be taken with care!
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