With a large family, TV viewing time can be greatly diminished not to mention that finding something we all want to watch together is next to impossible. However, being a mom of many talents, I have definitely mastered the art of persuasion. I mean I do it all the time, not just with Netflix but also with getting the kids to brush their teeth, getting them to go potty and even eating their vegetables.
When you discover a new favourite show or movie on Netflix, the last thing you want to do is watch it alone. With a home full of potential binge-mates, the perfect couch partner is just one persuasive conversation away from joining you. Chances are you’ve heard every excuse in the book: I’m too big for cartoons now. I don’t like scary stuff. That movie’s for little kids. Despite the excuses they might bring to the table, no one beats mom and dad when it comes to the power of (entertainment) persuasion or are your kids masters of persuasion themselves?
I know my 4-year-old can be pretty persuasive when it comes to getting his own way. Not so much with me and his dad but man does he have a way with those siblings of his. His older siblings will literally watch and do whatever he asks. I think it’s because he is 5 years younger than my youngest from my first marriage and 10 years younger than my daughter (she is the easiest one for him to manipulate because she just loves him to pieces). I have seen her sit through an episode of Peg and Cat or even Lego Ninjago because he said he wanted to spend time with her.
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Netflix works for us as a family because no matter who is doing the persuading, we are bound to find something we can all enjoy and if not, well then mom chooses, right?
Do you have a master of persuasion in your house?