2) The Stuff - To spend the day at the beach, my family alone required one pop up canopy, two beach chairs, two kid folding chairs, one beach bag, one bag of sand toys, one cooler of food and snacks, one backpack filled with sunscreen, and five beach towels. Each of these items needed to be carried from our car to the beach, then back from the beach to the car each day. (Someone also had to carry Tallen the entire time - see reason #4 below).
|Yes, even Sophia had her own chair at the beach. |
We just had to carry it for her.
3) The Sand - It gets EVERYWHERE and it you can never get it off. I could do that shower, foot spray thing for 10 minutes and still find sand on me once I got to the car. You also find it in unexpected places throughout the day, like in your sandwich at lunch or in your daughter's bathing suit bottoms when you give her a bath that night.
|Trey covered in sand after the kids buried him. Yes, he did this willingly. |
No, I would never let them bury me in the sand.
|Sophia playing with her sand toys and getting sand in her bathing suit.|
|"Hold you, MOMMY!"|
|Oh No! My feet are way too close to the sand!|
|You would not know it from our smiles, but Sophia is off to the left having a meltdown |
because she refused to be in the family picture.