We put a full shift in at the beach and it was AWESOME! Both kids are official beach bums. We camped out from 9 a.m. to after 4 p.m. and had to practically drag them out of the water to leave.
I’m not sure why I’m surprised. I think I was the same way at their age. That was before I got so body conscious as a teen and stopped wearing bathing suits all together.
Sad to think about but happy I’ve grown to realize what’s truly important to me and it’s this…
All those kids want to do is play. They don’t care what you look like. They don’t notice cellulite or flabby arms. They don’t even care if you’re wearing a one-piece or a bikini.
Today we frolicked, swam, dove, jumped, paddle balled and dug, of course…
Burying each other is a family tradition. Tomorrow we’re already planning our traditional hole digging day. I’m not sure why but sand digging is very therapeutic for me.
I had a lot of fun keeping my journal. It’s was a “snacky” day. Our plan was to just pack a bunch of snacks for the beach instead of going to lunch. I loved it. The Husband still needed his daily slice so I went with him for the walk but stayed clear of the pizza.
I didn’t even want it. Plus I knew we would be eating out later.
Here’s the whole day…
- 6:15 a.m. walk on the beach with Ryan. He was up when I got up so we strolled through the surf for about a half hour. It was gorgeous!
- 7:45 a.m. 2 eggs scrambled with a slice of bacon and spinach. I stocked up on the basics for some healthy breakfasts.
- 11 a.m. Beef jerky and Sun Chips (Aldi knock-off really) on the beach. Ryan’s finally hopped on the beef jerky bandwagon with me so we split a bag.
- 12:15 p.m. Black grapes — SO good on the beach!
- 3 p.m. Peanut Boutter and Whole Grain Ritz “sandwiches” — this is a beach tradition for us. I make a batch in the morning for all of us to share.
- 5:00 p.m. an ear of corn and some Pop Chips – stomach was growling and everyone was showering. We bought corn on the way in at a farm stand. It’s fantastic!
- 8 p.m. Dinner out with the whole family. I ordered a coconut shrimp salad and shared a few bites of the table’s nachos.
Dinner took FOREVER and so did getting a table so I volunteered to take the kids for a walk while we waited.
That’s a #wycwyc moment.
- 9:30 p.m. Finished Evan’s kid-sized chocolate ice cream again. This time we got rainbow sprinkles.
- 10:30 p.m. Kids are in bed. The Husband and I are watching Alien and having a couple of Coronas again. Yes, there’s a pattern emerging here. :)