My hubby decided we need to go to the beach today..
Can you tell how excited I am?
The beach would be a fine place to go except for 2 things, wait make that 3-
1. all the sand- it just gets everywhere.
2. taking the children
3. other people – can be rude or just get in your way
The kids have a great time at the beach. I do not.
My husband has a great time at the beach. I do not.
Chasing a toddler around in the sand is not my idea of a super fantastically fun afternoon. But she LOOOOOVES the beach. Last time we were there she had a blast picking up sea shells. The last time we went last summer she got soaked and then rolled around in the sand. Fun for her- not fun for me to clean her up.
Maybe I have a bad attitude about it. Maybe this time it will be better.
We do have a “base of operations” this time. My brother in law’s apartment is across the street from the beach- literally. I guess if it is too horrible I could go hide there. Make hubby deal with the holy terror that is our toddler all by himself for a while. That would be entertaining to see. He hasn’t really been anywhere in public with her since he’s been back… or since she started screaming at the drop of a hat.
All I would really like to do is just lay/sit there and read. No distractions. That would be nice.
I know this “cheap” trip is inevitably going to cost us more than the nothing hubby claims it will be. Its 50+ miles each way buddy = gas $!!
In the spirit of family fun I will suck it up and go. We haven’t done anything together in so long.
I will put on my happy “I love the beach” face.
I will spay sunscreen on everyone, more than once.
I will follow the toddler around while she picks up sea shells, and make sure she doesn’t step on or pick up anything icky, painful or decaying.
I will take pictures.
I will probably gawk at passers-by, they can be so entertaining sometimes.
I will hopefully get a break if a small someone takes a nap, as doubtful as that may be with all the excitement.
I will do my best to have a good time.
I will complain/vent about it tomorrow when if I don’t.
So it’s off to the beach for me!
woo. I still don’t sound excited. Do I?