As parents, we all want what’s best for our children— even if that means saying ‘no’ to them occasionally. The ‘no’ can be for requests like extra screen time or playtime, but could also be for things like eating sweets or not eating fruits and vegetables. Whatever the reason may be, parents have been used to saying ‘no’ to their kids that sometimes these children get upset and even throw tantrums or cry loudly to gain sympathy.
This is what the new Netflix Original movie “Yes Day” wants to tackle. (Read: 5 Saints Who Are Also Real-Life Parents) The movie, top-billed by Jennifer Garner and Edgar Ramirez, is all about parents giving their three kids 24 hours to do whatever they want— and yes, this includes doing even the ‘craziest’ things!
‘Yes Day’ on Netflix
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being a mom, it’s that parents and kids always disagree on one thing: rules,” Garner’s character, Allison, says in the trailer. And that’s true for the most part— parents love rules, and kids dislike them because it feels like they’re being controlled too much.
But rules (justifiable, necessary ones) are what help parents manage the household, discipline their kids, while at the same time still giving the young ones some room to grow and be independent. “Saying ‘no’ 50 times an hour, it’s part of the job,” Allison says. And that’s when they realized they’ve been saying no too much to their kids. (Read: Pope Sets up World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly)
That’s why they agreed to their kids’ suggestion of having a “Yes Day” where in the span of 24 hours, they have to agree to everything their kids want to do, despite how crazy or bizarre it might sound. And that’s how they ended up taking a trip— or shall we say adventure— around Los Angeles with the entire family!
The trip didn’t just bring their children so much joy and fun, it also brought them closer together. Watch the trailer below.
“Yes Day,” based on the novel of the same name by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, will be coming to Netflix on March 12.