Had a good day at the beach today. My son REALLY loves going there.. he runs in and out of the water constantly! Then he will want to build a sand castle, so you start building it, get about 5 structures done – and then – just like clockwork – He will raze the whole thing!
He thinks this is extremely funny! 🙂 Which it is! Then, he runs in the water and back out and wants to do a sand castle again… You get the picture. We also take ‘noodles’ to the beach – they are fun to hold on to while you bob around in the waves!
So as we were driving back home today, Hubby and I were discussing whether going to beach was really worth it – do the pros outweigh the cons? “Back in the day” – going to beach meant taking a towel, a Walkman and a book… Now I take a chair, an umbrella, a cooler with juice boxes and snacks, sandcastle making stuff, ‘noodles’, maybe a raft… you have to pack all that up – hail it out to the spot, set it up, then break it down, load it up and haul it back to the car (obviously I don’t live on the beach) 🙂
In the end, hubby and I decided that it was worth it – although not everyday! The reason it is worth it? Because our son loves it so much and has such a good time! Nothing beats seeing a happy 3 year old! 🙂 And maybe I will be a better Mommy and remember to bring the video and/or at least the camera and get good pics of the perfect child having fun! 🙂 My mother and mother-in-law would probably appreciate that too…