• Island Life
  • They Got Along

    Lately, my youngest two children have come together over a shared purpose: keeping their parental units in a state of elevated blood pressure by arguing over all things inconsequential. Just as I once mentioned how diapers are as malodorous on the island as they are on the mainland, so also island kids can and do […]

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  • Castles by the Sea

    Some days are just meant for building castles by the sea. The small people recently found themselves with two such days, back to back. Here’s what they did. Day One: The name of this day’s game was to build the castles as close to the water as possible. The tide charts were not consulted prior […]

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  • Clash of Clans, Island Style

    Sand is to my kids what play dough was to me growing up. Well, except I don’t recall actually sitting in my play dough, nor do I remember using my derrière to sculpt it. Most recently, for my sons, it was fertile ground for a 3-D version of their Clash of Clans villages. What one […]

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  • Beach Battles

    Last Saturday, I made the grievous error of taking the small people to the beach just as the clouds rolled in. Yes, it is a cruel fate that they got the mom who takes them to the beach on a day where temperatures felt cooler (i.e., high seventies) and clouds and wind promptly appeared as […]

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  • Full-on Summer: Part Two

    My younger son is a great one for creativity. He can conjure up the craziest ideas out of seemingly nothing. Summer then, with all of its glorious release from structured activities, provides any number of outlets for him. Allow me to share a few recent examples. This is the Call Me Flag Boy Game. In […]