“Mommy, do you know that we are responsible for creating our own destiny?”
That was a statement my six year old daughter casually made as we were doing crafts together after school last week.
“Creating your own destiny?”, I asked. What did a six year old know about destiny? I was surprised at her statement. It was pretty profound. At this point, I was not prepared to discuss theology, spirituality, fate, karma or kismet with a six year old. I’m not one of those moms who can whip up answers on the spot. I’m really not brilliant like that. I’m often in awe of friends who can come up with answers right on the spot. I can sometimes come up with a quick answer, but more often than not, I need to take time to formulate words and thoughts in a way that my daughter can understand and still answer her questions intelligently. I don’t want to just put something out there for her to process that won’t do her any justice.
She’s a smart kid and we do talk to her about God and the decisions we make that have an impact on our lives. For some reason, I just wasn’t in a space for a heavy discussion like that. Perhaps Little One sensed that. She paused. She looked at me and smiled.
The conversation quickly turned to one of her favourite shows on Netflix — Mako Mermaids.
According to my six year old, because Zac, a human teenager accidentally falls into the magic moon pool during a full moon, he ends up acquiring a merman tail (when he gets wet) and the ability to manipulate water. Of course, I’m paraphrasing Little One’s synopsis, but I think this is the gist of what she means. Lyla, Sirena, and Nixie are three mermaids who guard Mako Island and they are sent to mainland by the fellow mermaids from their pod to take Zac’s newly acquired merman powers away. Failure to complete that task, the three mermaids will be banned from their pod and from Mako island.
How is this relevant? Well, Little One says that people (and mermaids) are in charge of their own destinies. “They’re mermaids, so that is hard to do. They just really want to do to the right thing. If they get Zac’s powers away, they can stay in the pod”.
New on Netflix this month is Mako Mermaids, Season 2. I have a confession. When Little One discovered the series on Netflix, I started getting absorbed in the story as well. It quickly became a show that Little One and I enjoyed watching together.
Also New on Neflix Canada this Month
Create Your Own Destiny
Someday, I will…
For Your Little Kids:
For Your Big Kids:
Something for everyone
There are always great titles to choose from on Netflix Canada. Hubby really enjoys watching the documentaries. He doesn’t just watch documentaries though. He’s found some shows and movies he likes on there. He’s even watched all of Suits (without me)! The other night, I thought it would be great to have some couple time and watch an episode or two of Suits together. He told me he totally binge-watched and finished the series! Without me! Hmph!
As for myself, some movies and shows on Netflix that made me laugh this month:
Movies that made me cry this month:
I suppose my six year old’s conversation about creating your own destiny can apply to any/all of the above TV series and movies. The characters are all in charge of creating their own destiny. In some of the sadder movies, events take place that are beyond the protagonists’ control. It just shows that sometimes we don’t have control of the outcomes of our lives. Events happen that are beyond our control. Sometimes besides one’s best efforts, there are obstacles out there that prohibit the desired end result from coming to fruition. Twists of events can happen when one least expects them to.
Ha! Who would have thought a Netflix post would be so thought provoking? 🙂
What shows or movies on Netflix have been especially moving or emotional for you?
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