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. “I’ve lived for a whole decade!” 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 didn’t buy it. When I told them it’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 it’s the day of the pit. You start with planning and digging. This takes time, but once it’s done, you’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 isn’t the only thing meant for diving in. After a push, the sand by the deck becomes, for some, the beach’s new trampoline park. In the end, the only thing it doesn’t have is the bounce. I guess when you’re a kid, you don’t really need the bounce.