Picture this it is almost wash up time and then the kids are off to bed. You are all sitting on the couch enjoying a movie or your favorite TV shows and everyone is behaving. As soon as the time comes for you or your husband make that familiar announcement, “Alright, kids its time to wash up, brush your teeth and get those pajamas on.” This is when the stalling begins. As if this sentence has some kind of magical spell of your children all of a sudden they start misbehaving and whining. “Can we just stay up for 5 more minutes?” is a common question uttered. Sometimes they just pretend they didn’t hear us and we have to repeat ourselves or threaten punishment. Even worse they fight over whom is going to wash up first. This type of foolery and trickery are all part of the games our kids play when it’s time to go to bed. Trust me I get it. I remember not too long ago when I was a child and I would fight with my parents when it was bedtime.
I’d like to think that our kids are just so eager to spend more time with us and we should cherish these moments while they last. Pretty soon when they are teenagers we are going to be begging them to come out of their rooms and hang out with us. Until that time comes Netflix has offered a possible solution to these bedtime drama sessions that go on across America. All right so here is the plan. Make sure you don’t let your kids read this otherwise they will tell all the other children. Okay so when you find yourself looking at the clock dreading that moment when you’re going to make the bedtime announcement, do this instead. Tell them that they can watch an entire show before they go to bed. That’s right an entire show. I am sure there is no way they would disagree with that proposal.
Before they ask too many questions make them agree to a deal. If you let them watch an entire show they agree to wash up and go to bed with no stalling or whining. Then switch over to Netflix if your not already there and search for: Dinotrux. Once you get there you will understand the whole point behind this plan. Netflix and Dreamworks Animation launched Dinotrux 5-minute favorites recently. As the title suggests these are entire episodes of Dinotrux that last only 5-minutes. So you can say to your kids sure go ahead you can have 5 more minutes. Let them watch the entire episode and then watch them go off to bed. Every night repeat the same thing. They will either get with the routine or hopefully they will just voluntarily go off to bed. If all else fails turn off the TV, hide the remotes, and ask them to help you clean the toilets. I’m sure they will go running off to bed.
Dinotrux ‘5 Minute Favorites’
Tucking them in is magic, it’s just getting there that’s the hard part. So make bedtime a little easier with three new Dinotrux 5 Minute Favorites from Netflix.
New on Netflix for Kids and Families
Care Bears & Cousins (11/6)
The Spongebob Square Pants Movie (11/1)
Disclosure: I shared the titles on behalf of Netflix as a member of Netflix #StreamTeam. The writings and text are mine