Fall is officially here!! Beside football Sundays and Fall recipes, I heart, as the modern-day parent says: Netflix and Relax time!
Okay okay, I know what you are thinking and I am not talking about the millennial version of “Netflix and Chill”. I mean actually watching Netflix and Relaxing! You might think I sound lazy or just unmotivated but let me break it down for y’all:
Why Netflix and Relax time is well-spent with the family:
It’s one of those rare weekends when, as a family, you actually have no plans…like all day!! Rare and beautiful!
You devote yourself fully to ignoring all work, house chores, and personal goals that need to be done. As in, “no, large pile of laundry, you will not be able to command my attention today”! 🙂
Your children hang out with you… especially teenagers. The teenager who would usually rather sleep all day or Snapchat friends get wrapped into the chosen Netflix series and spends real-time with you.
The family talks. I know this sounds silly because you are all staring at the same tv…… which isn’t necessarily a recipe for quality conversation time. But the talking that happens is authentic and not forced and usually takes in the shape of “Mom have you ever done that?” or “Dad have you ever been there?” or “I wanna do that when I grow up”. It is awesome information that parents otherwise may never get.
How Netflix and Relax time can naturally free up schedules:
Everyone in the house forgets their troubles for a whole day. No schedules, no agendas, no worries…just comfy clothes, snacks, and couches.
Giggling, crying, smiling, cheering… all emotions you witness during a Nexflix binge — even if it is about fictional characters… you get to see what makes your kids and your husband happy, what makes them sympathetic, what makes them feel empathy or joy.
Time to enjoy your little inner circle of people. These Netflix and Relax days may not be the days that create photo memories that litter the pages of social media feeds but they are the days that make memories that last.
I don’t know about you but I will do anything it takes to embrace these kinds of blessed days where we get to be with each other. In a day where memories are easier to capture than they are to make, Netflix and Relax time may continue to be my favorite!!