For April, #Netflix is waxing nostalgic. Time to bust out the leg warmers, charm necklaces and maybe take a photo or two of the kids in front of a laser background.
My kids are still too young to fully appreciate the Jessie Spano “I’m so excited” breakdown from Saved by the Bell (all in good time), so we celebrated by breaking out some toddler-appropriate classics. (I indulged in a throwback session myself, sans kids. Jem and the Holograms is way more trippy than I remember…)
My toddler sons and I settled in with some Jell-O pudding (my Cosby impression didn’t quite land with a 4-year-old and 1 1/2-year-old, but I know in my heart that it is spot on) and watched some classic Sesame Street episodes, which I enjoyed as much as they did. Later, we checked out The Care Bears movie, which they loved and which was, incidentally, just as trippy as I remember. It inspired me to bust out my old Cheer Bear and now she has made it in the toy rotation. Upcycling! And as much as we love the clever 2011 take on Winnie the Pooh, we watched The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh as a family, and I found myself singing every song word for word. The kid endorsement came this week when my son was wearing his raincoat, holding his umbrella and saying “Tut tut, it looks like rain.”
More good news? Going retro has made us magnanimous. So whether or not you roll Silver Spoons-style, you can enter to win a free, three-month Netflix subscription code.
Just email email@example.com by Monday, April 20th to enter. (Ricky Schroder ride-on train not included.)