I love everything about the beach. The sand and water really give me life. Whenever I need a pick-me-up, I take a short drive and sit by the water, soaking up the sun and waves. You know what else I love? Beach movies. I always have. Back in the day I’d watch those sixties beach films like “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “Bikini Beach” and imagine myself bopping and dancing on the sand, too.
Ayva inherited my adoration of all things beachy. In fact, she is just as into beach movies now as I was back in the day. It’s really cool to be able to watch them with her, especially since there are quite a few remakes that are even better than movies that I used to watch. Our favorite right now is definitely “Teen Beach Movie”. We have probably watched that movie 800 times since it came out last year. It’s streaming on Netflix, so we can watch it whenever we want.
Thanks to my little beach bunny movie buff, she’s introduced me to a few other movies that, while they’re not actually beach movies, they have a similar vibe. Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, and Bindi’s Boot Camp are films that are engaging and fun to watch.
The beach movies inspire us to get out and be active, too. I really think that Teen Beach Movie is single-handedly responsible for the fact that we’ve been to the beach twice already this week. Watching Ayva dance and perform in the middle of building sand castles kind of makes me feel like I’m in my own mommy themed beach movie! Ha!