Yay! Congratulations! We made it! It is 40 degrees and sunny here in New York!
But just 2 days ago we had another big snow storm. I hope it was the last one. Because the last day of snow is the best day of snow! I was enjoying the snow day while it was happening.
The Good thing about snowy days
One of the good things about snowy gloomy winters is that we have Netflix and we get to catch up with all of our shows and watch tons of new and old movies. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons while everyone was crowding the local shopping malls, my family was sitting on our living room couch sipping hot cocoa while we decide on which Netflix movie to watch next.
This past weekend on Saturday we all agreed to watch “School of Rock” which features hilarious actor Jack Black, as he becomes a substitute 4th grade teacher at a private school. Since he is an aspiring musician in the movie he decides to secretly teach the students about rock ‘n’ roll. The movie is truly hilarious and uplifting. Jack Black is wonderfully funny and the supporting cast of kids was a perfect match for his adolescent behavior. Even though I saw this movie years ago when it first came out it was refreshing to see it again with my children who really enjoyed it.
On Sunday we were having trouble deciding between “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” or “The Perfect Game.” Then we accidentally stumbled upon Pete’s Christmas on Netflix. For some reason we didn’t see it in our stream during holidays, so Netflix must have just recently added this one. With my kids being huge fans of Diary of Wimpy Kid and Zack Gordon, we all agreed that we’re going to watch Pete’s Christmas. All and all we had a great time watching the Pete’s Christmas on Netflix. It’s about a 14-year-old boy named Pete had the worst Christmas Day ever and wakes up to find he must repeat the day again and again until he gets it right. Determined to end his cycle of misery, Pete engineers some holiday cheer for his family’s benefit. We loved this movie and thought is was really funny, while the kids learned a good lesson of re-invention. It showed our kids that just because you may be quiet and shy today, that doesn’t mean you can’t be Superman tomorrow.
It was a great weekend of hanging out and watching movies in between our several board game matches that took place in the kitchen. Come to think of it maybe a few more weeks of winter won’t be that bad after all.
Netflix suggests more great titles to help kids see a new side of themselves.
For Your little kids
1. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
4. The Emperor’s New Groove
5. Angelina Ballerina: Pop Star Girls
For big kids
7. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
8. Princess Diaries 2
9. The Perfect Game
11. Avengers Assemble
12. School of Rock
13. Pete’s Christmas
And for teens and parents
14. Silver Linings Playbook
16. Safe Haven
17. Catching Fire
18. Freaks and Geeks
19. Dirty Dancing
Disclosure: I wrote this post on behalf of Netflix as a member of Netflix #StreamTeam. All stories and opinions are mine.