With winter fast approaching, our days of playing and spending time outdoors are becoming a distant memory. Parks and pools are replaced with indoor cubbies and movie marathons. Think loads of pillows, thrown onto the floor, popcorn and PJs. There is sometimes nothing better than lazing around on the weekends and introducing your children to some of your childhood movie favourites. Cue Disney. I vividly remember Saturday nights at 6.30pm when Disney would be on TV. Whether it was Cinderella, Mickey or Lady and the Tramp, the iconic palace lovingly forged it’s way into my memory. It’s a memory that I’d love my children to have, as it means family. Family time together watching shows that bring song and sound to life.
Netflix are forever adding new content titles to it’s library and I’m thrilled to share (in case you didn’t already know) that they have added amazing classics including:
One movie that I just have to highlight is the Parent Trap. As a child, I was OB-SESSED with this movie. The original, that is with Hayley Mills. In case you’ve missed it (how on earth could you not know this????), Hayley Mills plays two daughters. That’s right, two TWINS. Shot seperately, and merged together (which was totally amazing back in the day). The story goes that Mum and Dad had twin girls, sadly split up, taking one daughter each (sounds awful right? Well, in the movie it’s actually quite cute). One raise in the UK and the other raised in the USA. They end up randomly meeting at summer camp (in the US, and yes…one is from a very rich background and is sent half way around the world to attend). What starts out as a love, hate relationship, ends up being a match made in heaven. The girls conspire to swap roles, to meet their long lost parent that they’ve never known. In the process they plot to get them back together, and the rest is….well….you’ll just have to watch.
These days, it’s had a remake and stars the infamous Lindsay Lohen as a child. It’s a gorgeous remake.
My cousin Lisa and I, adopted the handshake that the girls did each time the left each other. Crossing their fingers, and then crossing their arms, it became our way of saying ‘love you!’. It holds such a special place in my heart, and I cannot wait to share it with Ella.
So this weekend, as the whether turns cold and rainy…jump onto Netflix and share one of the Disney classics with your own children. It’s simply the best!