Once our ‘babies’ head off for their first day of school we often feel as if the “firsts” are over. But there’s still so much left to celebrate when we take a step back and consider all the ‘mini-milestones’ left for kids and even adults.
This year marked a large milestone for the boys as the first time they have moved (that they remember, we moved when the older boys were teeny tiny). It was exciting, exhausting and nerve wracking all at the same time. It meant new rooms, new neighborhoods and new schools. There was a lot of joy over a new safer neighborhood where the boys can be allowed to get out and play more freely. But there was also a lot of anxiety with new schools, including MIDDLE SCHOOL for the older boys and leaving Bryan in a school without his brothers.
With Middle School also came a first dance for both the older boys. There were no dates (which my fragile mom of tweens heart is grateful for) but there was grooming, loud music, a rather late night and thankfully a good time had.
Whether your firsts are full of excitement or anxiety a great way to prepare for them is to find comfort in those who’ve been down the same path. This may be done by getting together with friends, OR an evening in with some Netflix! Check out this great list of movies and TV shows the celebrate a ton of FIRSTS!
New Sibling: The Hive: S01E01, Babee’s Room
Losing Your First Tooth: Super WHY: S01E10, The Story of the Tooth Fairy
Getting Glasses: Arthur: S15E09, Through the Looking Glasses
First Sleepover: Bratz Kidz: Sleep-over Adventure
First Trick-or-Treat: Jake and the Never Land Pirates: S02E15, Tricks, Treats and Treasure!
First Pet: Beethoven
First Move: The Croods
First Big Game: D2: The Mighty Ducks
New Job: The Office
Getting Married: My Fair Wedding with David Tutera
Having a Baby: What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Life as a Parent: Parenthood
Running for Office: Parks & Recreation
Buying a Home: House Hunters
This month also marks my first post as part of the Netflix Stream Team. We LOVE Netflix and look forward to sharing more ways to have fun with Netflix!