Anyone out there who is still reading the occasional post I put out on this blog may remember my post from last summer about the beach. Last summer beach visits were rough, not so much for the kids, but for the parents lugging them around it was a misery. Set aside the fact that three small, hot, sweaty children are hard to handle you throw in sand and I thought I would lose my mind.
Well this year everyone is a little older, weather is not at it's hottest, and after a long winter sand seems a small price to pay for some SUNSHINE!! So for Mother's Day I asked to go to the beach, and we packed towels and a cooler (and some margaritas for me) and we met up with Nic's family.
Let me tell you what, that looooong winter made a difference a big, big difference. For whatever reason (maybe it was the margaritas) this year the beach was awesome! The boys were big enough to play down in the water without having their hand held for every single second. Tillie was totally terrified of the water so she spent her time happily making sand castles and not actively trying to drown. That was a huge plus!
The best part was that the sand didn't bother me so much. I mean I'm not trying to set out a picnic at the beach and eat in a whole bed of sand or anything but as far as kicking back and enjoying some beverages while not stressing my sand covered legs... well that I can handle. I even sat with my butt in the sand... not in a chair... my WHOLE BUTT in the sand!!
It was a great day. Makes me wonder what else we should retry with the kids.
Having three little kids around has been the happiest thing in my life but it also sucked joy out of a lot the things that I used to like doing. Which is fine, it's a phase it's just a part of life that you get through, I wouldn't trade my crew for a million beaches. It is nice every year to see more things open up for us though, I feel like we're taking back our lives a little and all the fun stuff we get to enjoy the kids get to come along too. So that leaves me feelin' good... it's gonna be a good year :)