Disclosure: Diary of a First Time Mom is proud to be a member of the Netflix Stream Team! Each month, we’ll share our stories about the shows we’re watching and how we’re making memories. Dear Diary, Last year, at the tender age of two, Caitlynn counted down the end of 2013 to the beginning of 2014. Then she called her aunt, cousins and grandparents to wish them a happy New Year. This year, at three-years-old, she has a stricter schedule. She started preschool in the fall, and if she isn’t asleep by 8:30 p.m., she’s pretty unpleasant the following morning. I’m not sure if she can hang as late as last year. However, I am sure she wants to partake in the festivities and celebrate with family and friends. So, do we let her stay up and a meltdown, tantrum or all out fall out? Netflix has the answer to that question. World renowned party animal King Julien, star of DreamWorks Animations ALL HAIL KING JULIEN on Netflix, took matters into his own paws when he heard 36 percent of parents said they would search for a countdown in a different time zone in order to celebrate earlier and 22 percent would go as far as to stage a countdown of their own. So for the first time, King Julien will host his very own kid-sized countdown special for families to ring in 2015. Its three minutes of high-energy, music-filled fun that lets kids celebrate the New Year no matter the time of day. The countdown will be available on Netflix.com/KingJulien. I was totally bummed when I heard that some of my favorite little party people aren’t allowed to stay up until midnight for the biggest party of the year, said King Julien, King of the Lemurs. But then I realized I’m king, I make the rules! So move over, Ryan Seacrest, I’ve got my very own on-demand countdown party on Netflix. ~King Julien Thanks to King Julien, Caitlynn will feel like a big kid and the big kids (the parents!) can have big fun (i.e. champagne) when the ball drops at midnight. The new Netflix original TV series ALL HAIL KING JULIEN launched earlier this month and the first five episodes are available for Netflix members to watch instantly. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.