Long ago it became habit for Cortney and I to just turn the TV on when we were home. The way our main level is set up, our kitchen, dining area, and living room are all open to each other. If it wasn’t for the island separating the kitchen, it would basically be one big room.
When Eddie was born, the TV was never not on. Almost 24/7 the glow of the TV illuminated his first couple weeks as I basically lived on the couch recovering from my C-section.
Since then our lives have gotten busy and even though we have a DVR, we haven’t been able to keep up with our favorite shows. With both of us working full-time, we opt to not pay for extra channels like HBO which means we miss out on some of the more popular series.
When Cortney was unemployed after Eddie was born, we got Netflix. Cortney watched somewhere around a million documentaries including one about a dang font. We ended up getting rid of it for awhile, but have recently signed up again.
With three TVs in the house and kids who are into superheroes, and with being house bound due to such cold weather, it seemed like a good deal.
Netflix is available on our devices, through our Wii, through our TiVo, and through the Roku.
Even though we are trying to limit Eddie’s screen time, he is loving discovering all the Super Hero cartoons: The Justice League, Spiderman, etc. Cort and I are enjoying the trip down memory lane with the cartoons of our childhood.
Eddie did a little dance when he realized that he could watch somewhere around a million episodes of Curious George–a favorite in our house right now. As a family, we watch a DVR-ed episode every evening before bedtime. Now we have more of a variety of episodes and even movies to watch from the series.
Saturday night after the kids went to bed, Cortney and I settled in to watch a few episodes of Portlandia.
All four of us have profiles set up so Portlandia doesn’t end up on Eddie or Charlie’s profiles, but Super Why and My Little Pony do, which is perfect.
Do you have Netflix? What should Cortney and I watch next? What should we add for Eddie and Charlie?
Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and will be sharing monthly tips and stories about how my family uses Netflix on a regular basis. As a member of the Stream Team I was provided with a Roku and a voucher to apply towards my Netflix account. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.