This last May, on the way to school one day, my oldest was deep in sharing his future business plans with me, ones involving a video game design empire. Midway through his description of his employee incentives program, Baby-Girl interrupted from the back seat. â€œIâ€™ve lived for a whole decade!â€ I acknowledged the milestone. My […]
When I told them it would be cool, they were skeptical. When I told them this would be the plus side of being dragged along on a business trip, they didnâ€™t buy it. When I told them itâ€™s one of my favorite beaches, they were unimpressed. When I told them their car-weary souls would revive […]
One morning, you all wake up and decide itâ€™s the day of the pit. You start with planning and digging. This takes time, but once itâ€™s done, youâ€™re left with the task of deciding what to do with it. Rolling down the inside of the pit is a natural first choice, so you experiment with […]
Recently, forgetting that we still have a couple of small, salvageable fishing nets, I took Baby-Girl to the dollar store for yet another net. That evening, the kids and I headed out to the beach. I plopped my beach chair in the sand and they walked down to the water, net and bucket in hand. […]
One day recently, the kids and I went out to the beach in the early part of the afternoon, and the kids immediately ran out into the ocean. When they came in later, one at a time, I offered each of them a towel. All three promptly and soundly rejected my offer. You would have […]
On the island, the ocean isnâ€™t the only thing meant for diving in. After a push, the sand by the deck becomes, for some, the beachâ€™s new trampoline park. In the end, the only thing it doesnâ€™t have is the bounce. I guess when youâ€™re a kid, you donâ€™t really need the bounce.