I Thought I’d Never Allow My Wife To Bring This Into Our Bedroom!


I did something I never thought I’d do. My wife has long wanted to do this, but I said no. She wanted to bring this into our bedroom, and I’ve always felt the bedroom really isn’t the place for it.

However, last month I finally gave in, thanks to my mother-in-law. While we haven’t used it much, I’ve really enjoyed it, and I’m excited about getting more use of it.

Had enough of the suspense yet? Okay, here it is…

This Christmas my mother-in-law brought us a gift that I probably wouldn’t have purchased for ourselves (mainly cause I’m frugal cheap!). But I have to admit I was excited about the gift and put it to good use not too long after we opened it.

The gift was a new TV. For those who’ve been readers for a while you know I’m not a big fan of TV watching. Prior to receiving this gift we only had one TV in our house. And that TV didn’t get a whole lot of use.

Family time and couple time

But over the last year, we’d gotten some good use of our TV during our weekly family movie nights, as well as my wife and I having an occasional at-home date night watching one of our favorite shows.

While we enjoyed watching our shows, it wasn’t so comfortable, cozy, or private watching them in our living room. I think our kids got tired of us yelling at them to go back to their room when they ventured out to try to sneak some of our time.

But as I said, buying a new TV, at least me buying a new TV was probably not going to happen for a while. And as my mother-in-law has always done, she came up with a great gift, that actually met a need. While a TV is not necessarily a “need,” but what it now allows us to do, hang out in our bedroom and be entertained if we choose, is.

Now we are able to enjoy some private time away from our kids watching a movie, episode or sitcom, or our favorite—-Netflix!

What usually happens on the couch while watching a movie

Truth be told, many of the movies we’d watched together in the living room, we never saw all of the movie. Because we fell asleep half-way through!

Only to wake up with a stiff neck or aching back in the middle of the night because we were scrunched up on our couch. We can now fall asleep in the middle of a movie in the comfort of our bed. 🙂

I’m not sure whether you have a TV in your bedroom, if you are rolling with one TV in the entire house, or if you have cable TV or not (we don’t). Either way, it’s good every so often to enjoy a good movie or show with your spouse.

Streaming with Netflix means we can watch when we want

Netflix is our go-to choice for doing this. If you don’t have Netflix, I’d try it out. Hopefully, I can help you with that.

As part of the Netflix Stream Team I’ve been given two FREE 1-year memberships of Netflix streaming to give to my readers. I’ll be giving them both out this month to two lucky readers.

To qualify for one of the memberships, all you have to do is leave a comment with your answer to the question at the bottom of this post.

I’ll randomly choose two winners next week on my 40th birthday, January 25th.

[callout]This giveaway has ended. The winners of the two Netflix memberships are (1) Tanel from BrandNewfather.com, and (2) Devin Dabney. Congratulations to them both![/callout]

[reminder]What movie genre would best describe your marriage?[/reminder]

Netflix_StreamTeam_Badge (1)This post is part of a partnership I have with Netflix. I am part of the Netflix Stream Team, and will be sharing posts throughout the year to inspire family time and conversations around the TV, tablet, and mobile devices.

photo credit: Tamara Álvarez via photopin cc


Jan 15, 2015