When I turned the page in my personal agenda and saw June in bold font, I immediately counted down the days.
It is 21 days.
“21 days until summer!” I shouted to no one, because no one listens to mother.
I bolted from room to room in a hysterical fit…
I can’t physically run because my back is held together with metal and osteoarthritis but if I could, I still wouldn’t run because I’m also lazy.
Basically, I just sat there but with a really big smile on my face that burned at least 1 chocolate chip probably.
You know that old adage about Spring?
In like a lion, out like a lamb?
Well our Spring went in like a lion and went out like the end scene in the movie Pompeii:
That is just Jon Snow walking through the rain…walking through the rain…walking through the…walking throu—
We had so much rain that led to flooding. That resulted in a wall being torn out of our basement and probably our bedroom. We had car troubles times two, a death in our social circle, we had to drive up to London for some medical testing, I had a kidney infection on Mother’s Day that lasted almost 2 weeks, and my son wrote the school EQAO tests this month which caused a lot of undue anxiety.
Then May just had to end with my son’s never ending diarrhea. Yes, 7 entire days of…well gastrointestinal Pompeii:
We ended up at the doctor’s again which resulted in blood work and me scooping “you-don’t-want-to-know” out of a bucket all in the name of figuring out what was causing the illness.
May, we are so done with you.
I’ll tell you what though, in our times of sickness and in our down trodden moods, I am thankful that we had Netflix and I am not just saying this because I write for them. I’m saying this because we were able to huddle all together in our living room or bundle up in our beds and stream the loving heck out of it. For brief periods of time, we let our minds get lost in other worlds and adventures. We were entertained by cartoons and superheros and our sides were tickled by comedians.
For us in May, Netflix gave us moments of respite, a time to focus on joy, laughter, silliness. It let our imaginations soar and diverted our focus from the little chaos bombs going on around us. It made us stop, sit, and recharge together as a family, and we will continue to do so as we take on June one day at a time.
Here we are and we are all healthy as we take on June.
We will continue to move forward like we always do, focusing on those little things that make life so wonderful.
The shows/movies I discovered and LOVED:
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore
Bill Nye Saves The World
My 8 year old son’s picks:
The Mighty Ducks
Daddy Day Care
There is tons of shows and movies on Netflix to suit everyone’s preference.
And if you’re having a hard time picking, Netflix came up with this cool spinner to help your family decide which movie or show to watch.
Click HERE to download your very own Netflix spinner.
What’s new in June:
World of Winx
Little Witch Academia
What are you watching on Netflix?
What are you binge watching?
Ever have problems picking a movie out with your family or friends? Do you think this spinner will help you?
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam and get special perks. As always, all opinions are my own.