Life is full of milestones. Some are legendary, and some are of a smaller scale. Most are milestones that only a parent will remember. My little girl experienced a first milestone this week: her first sick day. Like the mom that I am, I wanted to make it as memorable as I could.
When I proclaim the day as her “first sick day,” that doesn’t mean that she’s never been sick before. This is her first sick day while in school. That day was the first time she ended up missing her day-to-day schedule. She missed her friends, her school work, and her time outside for recess. Her sickly little face was so disappointed when I told her she was too sick to go to school. She had been asking to spend time in school since she was 2, so having to miss just one day was preschooler torture. I knew I had to make it special.
She stayed in her pajamas all day, and sipped her special “get-well” tea from her favorite tumbler. I told her that she could watch her favorite videos and movies on Netflix all day. I even created a new profile for her, so that Netflix would make some suggestions for other shows that only she would like, once she finished watching her favorites.
Disney movies and Strawberry Shortcake shows won out of all the other amazing titles to choose from. She laid in bed all day, and I even got in to snuggle with her — which explains why I currently have a cold. For a very first sick day, it ended up being pretty nice.
Netflix is celebrating “firsts” this October, and I’m so excited to be a member of their #StreamTeam. Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing how we use Netflix to celebrate, learn and connect as a family. Check back in monthly for updates, and be sure to like Netflix on Facebook and follow Netflix on Twitter.