“You make those waffle cones fresh eh?”
“Oh,” she shook her finger at me, “you must be Canadian huh?”
“I asked, how did you know?”
“It’s the eh. You Canadians say ‘eh’ when you talk huh?”
“Oh I thought that you were going to say that my awesome was showing.”
I am very proud to be Canadian; land of flowing maple syrup, milk in bags, beautifully crafted igloos, and cops who ride ponies. Our pride can be found on patches sewn on backpacks, bumper stickers, bottles of beer, tattoos of maple leafs, and on Jerseys of hockey teams who win gold medals.
On July 1st, Canadians with glowing hearts, celebrate the true north strong and free. We call it Canada Is-More-Awesome-Than-Any-Other-Country Day.
The “Is More Awesome Than Any Other Country” is silent because we don’t like to brag.
We celebrated pre-Canada Day parades (because someone forgot the memo to make July 1st land on a weekend day and not on a weekday).
And the season’s last South Canadians Timbits game.
And a road trip to the cottage and an obscene amount of fireworks.
After that busy day, it was nice to be able to unwind. That might be difficult when you have kids hopped up on sugar and fun, so for July, Netflix has added a little Canadiana for the kids. All of the shows this month were either filmed in Canada, take place in Canada, or were created here.
Check out these new additions:
- Are You Afraid of the Dark?
- Johnny Test
- Black Hole High
- Alpha and Omega
- Erky Perky
- Eliot Kid
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
And for the wee ones:
- Franny’s Feet
- The Busy World of Richard Scarry
- Super Why!
- Animal Mechanicals
- Monster Math Squad
- Team Umizoomi
- Thomas and the Magic Railroad
However you celebrate Canada Day, it is best spent with the ones you love.
The Awesome Ones.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam and received a one-year subscription to Netflix and a Roku media streaming device in return for posting Netflix updates and reviews, however, all opinions are my own.