I’ve got this memory of when I was younger, of being sure that our mother could tell when we were lying. It resulted in white lies being told with hands behind your back, because if you were lying, blue spots appeared on your hands.
Honesty is one of our paramounts of parenting. Make a mistake? Own it. Did something you weren’t supposed, tell me about it. We’ll fix it. Lying about it? Not an option.
We want honesty.
And yet, somehow, the other day I found myself telling Olivia that if she was lying I could see blue dots on her hands, resulting in her holding her five year old hands behind her back, as she told me she cleaned under the bunk beds. Back pedaling, I sat down with her and explained that I wasn’t being truthful, and that blue dots didn’t really appear on her hands when she was lying, explaining that telling the truth is the right thing to do, so I wanted to do the right thing – a lesson that could be paralleled in Bloodline – our latest date night binge watch.
There are secrets, lies and drama surrounding the life of the Rayburns. From episode one, you’re drawn into the family, learning those dirty little secrets that affect their entire lives. The extremely well-cast episode will have you addicted, wanting to binge watch your entire way through season one – you’ll be hooked.
Between the deep dark secrets and the drama is the relationships, one of my favorite parts of the show. The relationship between brothers and sisters, the relationship between parents and what happens when you throw in the traditional ‘black sheep’ into the dynamics of the family. Oh, and the lies that come with it.
Wondering where to find the time to binge watch? I like to get up an hour before the kids, binge watch on the iPad while I’m preparing lunch or dinner and the kids are playing outside, and of course – some date night binge watching while we’re laying in bed or lounging downstairs on the couch.
Catch Bloodline on Netflix
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