I have to tell you, and I apologize for the recurring theme here, but the water and air temperatures Saturday and Sunday were every kind of perfect. In case you are wondering, this is the best time of year to visit coastal Carolina. I highly recommend it.
However, despite the faultless nature of the day, my younger son decided on Saturday that he was no longer going to go to the beach.
â€œNo reason,â€ he explained with profundity.
I made some comment about how it would be a travesty of staggering proportions to stay inside on a day like this, which he responded to with, â€œHuh?â€ and then, â€œNo fair.â€
I love the severely inaccurate assessment of what is or is not fair by a first grader. Itâ€™s so illuminating.
My husband, being wise in the ways of boydom, told him he had to come out for a few minutes â€œjust to try it.â€
So, he did, and of course, once he got out there, he had no interest in coming back inside. In fact, after about five minutes, he called out toward LCB, his voice barely carrying over the sound of the waves, and said, â€œThanks for making me go out on the beach, Dad.â€
Heâ€™s something else, that one.
Of my three small people, heâ€™s the one that varies his beach activities the most. Last week, for instance, he was mostly about the beach cart. His beach activity of choice this weekend was boogie boarding.
My eldest, on the other hand, is single-minded in his approach to the beach. The waterâ€™s where itâ€™s all at with this boy.
My daughter has recently decided that she wants a starfish and a clam as pets (in addition to the two goldfish, one hamster, and two cats she wants). I tried to explain that those might be difficult to find, and that we have no place to keep them, but she was undeterred. Fortunately, halfway through her search, she forgot what she was looking for and began collecting shells.
You should try it.
Except for the LCB part.
And, he might find it weird if some complete stranger comes up on the deck and sits down beside him and starts working on his or her computer.
Although, now that I think about it, that could make for a great Candid Camera or Punkâ€™d episode.
Let me know if you are interested.
And have connections in Hollywood.