Parents, you know that moment. Your kids ask to do something, and you’re only half paying attention (because you’re doing four other things at the time), and you say, “OK, sure!” because you don’t hear any red-alert words (fire, hit, blood, *&#%!@, etc.), and the next thing you know you realize you have given permission to something NOT COOL.
Abort! Abort! Abort!
Except sometimes it isn’t that easy.
Sometimes the kid wanders off with their iPad and quietly becomes obsessed with Mako Mermaids, H2O and whatever other shows are related.
You don’t realize it’s a problem until the song has wormed its way into your head and you poke your nose in front of theirs and finally check out what it is they’re newly in love with.
The abort! button is now attached to the heartbreak! button, and for the love of all that’s holy, “Because I think this show is obnoxious,” is apparently a reason with some sort of maxed-out limit (and I refuse to take Spongebob off my NOPE list), so the obnoxious show becomes one of those Things you just deal with because it isn’t hurting anyone (except your own brain), and look at how cute they are swooning over mermaids and pretending to be mermaids in the pool!
No? You’ve never been there? Huh. Don’t mind me. I’ll just be over here humming along with, “Together, forever together lying in the sun!”
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