~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The beach always sounds like such a good idea to begin with. I get it in my head that the boys will love the waves, it'll be a good way to get them some outside time, and the water will help us stay cooler in the horrible heat and humidity.
Then it starts. I go through the process of getting the towels, diapers, changes of clothes all put in the appropriate mesh beach bag that won't hold sand. Drinks & snacks, cause whatever it is about sun and salt air that makes you hungry, will no doubt be out in force.
Then I start on us. Swim diaper, shorts and shirt for Jaron. Swim trunks and a t-shirt for Aedyn, argue about underwear under the trunks or not, argue about wearing too small sandals that I know he won't keep on for five minutes. Wait, go back, forgot to sunscreen them up. Get myself dressed in something that will stand the saltwater. Feel fat and frustrated b/c I can't find a swim suit anywhere that will actually fit my boy right now. Settle for an old pair of capris and a tank top.
Get everyone into the car. Get to the beach. In 30 seconds flat everyone is covered in sand...sand that will work it's way into every crevice, crease, and corner of our bodies, my van and my house.
The boys had fun, but I think I would have done just as well taking them to the local pool...
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