You Can Take The Girl Out Of Newport…

11 Jun

Yesterday, my sister SG, my husband, and I took the kids to the beach in Santa Monica. I haven’t always been crazy about the beach. I grew up in a beach town and spent plenty of time in the water and sun. I had a few surfer boyfriends and I was even a Junior Lifeguard until I refused to jump off the pier, but that’s another story entirely. When I moved to Beverly Hills in 2000, I wasn’t familiar with the beaches here so I just kind of stayed away. Besides I was too busy exploring the wonderful nightlife that L.A. had to offer me to make it to the beach the next day.
Now, that Sunset Blvd. has lost it’s glimmer, I think that my Newport roots are starting to show. The twins are 2 and they understand that the sand is not a snack, I think it’s time to get back to the beach. A few things this I seem to have forgot since I’ve become a big city Mom:

1. NEVER ever turn your back on the waves unless your on a board (especially while holding more than one child)
2. Put sunscreen on BEFORE you hit the sand. Otherwise you get a whole lotta complaining from the littles.
3. Explain to your small children what seaweed is before they get wrapped up in it for the first time. TR thought she was being attacked by an ocean monster and refused to go back in.
4. When your kid gets the crap knocked out of him by a big wave, make him go back in at least one more time so that’s not his last memory of the ocean.
5. Have fun! Some of the best memories of my life are with my siblings on the beach at Big Corona. I hope I can do the same for my kids.

xoxo

Do you have any other good beach tips?

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3 Responses to “You Can Take The Girl Out Of Newport…”

  1. Jolie June 11, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    We were at the beach yesterday. My 3yo got the crap knocked out of her by a wave. The post would have been helpful one day earlier, thank you.

    • 90210mom June 11, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

      Next time we’ll go with you. Jacob wants to see Annie’s hair when it’s glistening and wet.

  2. J LO June 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    Yay!!! So glad you are loving it now.. Thanks for the tips…. We will take the kiddies all together soon!

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