A few weeks ago, I had the unfortunate experience of not searching UrbanDictionary.Com before using a particular hashtag. *Ahem* If any of you are not familiar with the #NetflixAndChill hashtag, it doesn’t mean watching Netflix and chilling out with your family or by yourself!
I had posted on my Facebook about maybe this Valentine’s Day just staying in and watching Netflix with my husband. You know, because staying in is the new “Date Night”. To be honest, we don’t even have date nights anymore. The last time we ventured out together sans child was for a funeral. Though there was a luncheon afterwards, it hardly qualifies as a date. Right?
We do get to watch the odd show on Netflix together, but days are long and we work at night too. Hubby often gets in from the barn after dark and then it’s time for bed. The life of a farming family is quite luxurious, yes? 🙂
I’m often driving Little One all over the Island for her activities (Brownies, choir, piano lessons, jazz/ballet, and more), so if Hubby and I just happen to be at home in the evenings at the same time, we try to watch an episode of our latest Netflix favourite. Currently, we’ve been watching Lie to Me together.
Back to my story about Valentine’s Day.
My mom (bless her heart – I love her so much) commented on my “Staying in is the new date night” post and the conversation got funnier and funnier as it progressed.
My friends and cousins immediately made Netflix and Chill jokes, alluding to my post a few weeks ago. Then it happened…
My mom asked if she and my dad could Netflix and Chill with us!
It was too funny. I spat out my tea and was laughing so hard that I was in tears.
On a side note, it may sound a bit odd, but I honestly believe Netflix has been instrumental in helping Hubby and me bond. Since we really do not have a lot of time together, bonding over Netflix shows, documentaries and movies has been great for us! We enjoy and value that time together.
5 Romantic Netflix Titles for Valentine’s Day
Far from the Madding Crowd – Based on Thomas Hardy’s classic story of a 19th century heroine and her choices in love and romance. Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
Her – A lonely writer finds love in the most unexpected place. Unhappy and depressed about his divorce, Theodore bonds with the talking OS (operating system) he purchased.
No Reservations – Top chef, Kate finds her life changes dramatically when she becomes the guardian of her young niece after Kate’s sister is killed in a car accident. Romance brews when a new sous-chef is hired at the trendy restaurant where Kate is head chef at.
P.S. I Love You – Holly and Gerry are deeply in love, but like most couples, they fight occasionally. Gerry suddenly dies of a brain tumor and Holly realizes how much he means to her and also realizes how insignificant their arguments were. * Make sure you have Kleenex for this movie!
Sabrina – Sabrina is the daughter of the Larrabee family’s chauffeur. She has had a crush on one of the Larrabee brothers ever since she was a child. Years later, when fun-loving, David Larrabee becomes interested in Sabrina, his more serious brother, Linus plans to break them up.
Will you be spending the night in and watching a romantic Netflix title with your loved one?
Disclosure – I am part of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam. As part of my affiliation, I receive special perks and info. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.