We've never had any pay-per view tv services, so either used good old Free View or DVDs. However, we found that we were spending money hand over fist on dozens of kids films only for Toy Story 2 or Frozen to ever be watched/provided background noise whilst we all kipped on the sofa. It must have been about the tenth time of playing Frozen I actually managed to see it all the way through. And, no my life does not feel complete as a result.
When I found out we were going to have our second I was determined I would not be stuck downstairs doing the last feed whilst everyone else was asleep, to be left watching repeats of EastEnders and Corrie. Or even putting the Shopping Channel on and seeing the Insanity Workout routines and Nutribullet sales pitches (subliminally mocking the Dad Bod).
So with wanting to save space from piles of scratched DVDs, and to keep myself sane through the long winter nights of feeds, nappy changes and fixing broken toys, 'we' opted for Amazon Prime. My eldest also enjoys it as the classic infant catnip of; Pepper Pig, Fireman Sam, and The Land Before Time, (currently this months favourites). Plus there's the music streaming options, or the TV screen saver of an open fire, with sound effects for when those winter evenings really draw in (wishful thinking).
So you may be wondering where those DVDs are now? In the garage waiting to be boxed up and sent off to Music Magpie. That'll no doubt be the summers task when I can't get the BBQ out for all the junk.
My top TV shows with plenty of series and episodes to get through the tough nights are:
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