I have finally found the pot of gold - a movie that Conor follows the whole time. I hope that doesn't sound too horrible that I'm finding this find monumental rather than writing about a book, but as I tell Chris, screen time really helps me out especially since I started working from home. You see, neither of our boys have been great nappers, or really sleepers, ever. Thus, I use Netflix to stretch out my supposed-to-be-productive time. They get to watch their one TV show (or when I'm really struggling to tread water, more than one) for the day after their nap. It works for Ryan, but half of the time Conor bids his daily attempted babysitter adieu and ends up in my lap while I'm finishing up on the computer. Until now all thanks to Julia Donaldson's books being made into shorts (and Oscar-nominated shorts at that!) Room on the Broom just has magical powers, as do the The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child. I believe the key is that the dialogue is kept to a minimum so there is more visually to pay attention to and the stop motion animation is interesting and more lifelike to him. If you have a toddler, do they love Room on the Broom as much as mine does?
I am part of the Netflix #StreamTeam so I will be writing one post a month about movies and shows that have made me happy to have in our family queue. To be totally forthcoming, I have been compensated with a streaming device and a one year streaming subscription to Netflix, but this is a service that I have used at minimum four times a week for the past four years (and at many points in the timeline, everyday) so you can say that I am definitely excited to be partnering with them. Woohoo!