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    Wednesday, February 14, 2007

    Beach

    Mother's Group broke up a bit earlier this week, and on a total whim,
    I pulled into a beach carpark on the way home for no good reason, besides: it seemed the right thing to do.

    We had time, and no reason to rush home.

    Best. Idea. Ever.




    I must admit, despite close proximity to beachy delights, I think the last time we 'beached' the boy was 3 months old, and we were on holidays... elsewhere.

    ( ALTHOUGH, when the boy was only 6months old, the Tsunami media coverage consumed me, and it's only recently that the dreams/nightmares have subsided. I have so many dreams that feature water and fear, in one way or another. )

    I have told my husband though, that it will be through non-fear of the water, if anything, that causes harm to my son: surfing etc .... nothing I can do, or would attempt to curtail..

    So today, on this whim, we had the best time.
    Neither of us dressed for the beach ( he eventually lost the pants after they got too wet, and ran around in Wiggles underwear, I wasn't so succumbing .. "Mummy, pants ? Off? " Um, no kiddo ... no-one wants to see mum's skanky knickers ... )

    So NOT scared of waves, of seaweed, or water, of anything.
    Was disappointed we couldn't go in for a swim
    ( me too, in fact, it was glorious )

    And we got to mingle with a really hot ( I can only assume ) sports team when washing the sand off our legs when we got back to the carpark.
    Who knows, but they were all long, lean and bronzed, and I couldn't meet their eyes for fear of blushing. Hot.
    They let my son push in at the tap and helped him wash off 'stick your legs under matey, that's the way !'

    Gee thanks guys, I fawned. "Say thanks, Bubby!"
    Phew ! ( Hi Honey ! - thanks for reading the blog ! )

    Anyway, we're away next week, so this is just a taste of the beachy-days to come. Heading North, where it is raining ( rolls eyes - typical ! ), but we will have 100% Daddy&Beach time, which is the main thing, raining or not.

    Judging from today, there will be many packed lunches, as we will find it difficult to remove this beach babe from the sandy environs ;)

    25 comments:

    Melody said...

    Ahh, the wonders and beauty of the beach... (including hunky guys!) As you already know, we love the beach, especially Monet.

    KikiMiss said...

    Yep, we're beach babes too. Even though I smother Miss A's little body in 30+ sunscreen she still has the cutest little white butt tan.

    Have a wonderful holiday, you won't know yourself with all that Daddy time! See you when you get back.

    Just for your holiday, I hope the rain subsides for a tiny bit.

    tracey petersen said...

    Hot guys on the beach and you still decided not to be pants free with your 'skanky knickers'! What control.
    Enjoy your holiday.

    caramaena said...

    skanky knickers? rofl.

    tommiea said...

    What a reat little surprise...Looks like he enjoyed it!

    Damselfly said...

    Sounds like so much fun!

    A pic of you with your pants off next time! ;) Kidding.....

    shellyC said...

    I would suggest keeping a bikini in the boot of the car! Or maybe some not so skanky undies!! I always wonder of people who ive near the beach actually go there all the time. I always say I would if we lived close but I guess it is possible we wouldn't be there all the time.

    meggie said...

    Happy holidays!

    Lazy cow said...

    We've been to the beach a lot this summer, so much so I'm a little sick of it. Have a fantastic beach holiday, it's so great to get away for a while.

    muser said...

    Sounds good. Is this the week of major electrical work coming up?

    dancingmorganmouse said...

    Kiddies & the beach, like puppies and the beach (& puppies & kiddies), made for each other.

    Stomper Girl said...

    Have a great time on your beach holiday. Hope you've got a non-skanky swimsuit in your luggage.

    Surfing Free said...

    Unexpected days at the beach are divine!! Have a wonderful holiday :)

    Em said...

    How lovely :) My kids love the beach. They entertain themselves there for hours... it makes a perfect holiday!

    nutmeg said...

    The diva and I did the same thing about 2 weeks ago and we too had a great time. We collected shells and dipped our toes. I even got to have a sly read while she continued on chasing gulls and more shell collecting. Why don't I do this more often? Life and routine get in the way!

    Hope you have a great break away. It's always a holiday atmosphere when you have the dad all to yourselves :-)

    velcro said...

    Have a lovely holiday

    Wes said...

    We are such beach kids its not funny. I used to love taking the dogs walking down at Port Melbourne years ago. Now we head either up the coast to Noosa, or down to Surfer's here in Queensland.
    Fantastic you had such a good time, and enjoy your holiday!

    Carmi said...

    I so feel the spirit of this entry: we sadly do not live near the beach (well, a 45-minute drive from two Great Lakes kind of counts, but it's just not the same unless it's a rolling ocean) and I feel as if our life is missing something elemental because of it.

    When we visit Florida, we always spend as much time on the shore as possible. The first beach moment is usually an unplanned one like yours: no towels, no bathing suits, usually at the end of the day...we go just to get the feel of the place, to touch the surf, hear the roar of the waves and immerse ourselves in a world that's not part of our everyday lives.

    On the way home from this magical place, I often ask myself why we don't just move.

    Hmm...

    Have a great vacation. Can't wait to hear/read/see more of it.

    Gina said...

    There's just something about the beach and our babies! The combo makes the best photos for starters. Next time of course you'll snap a pic of the hotties for your blog buddies. Won't you?

    carolyn said...

    Oh I used to take my kids to the beach several times a week when they were young, they loved it!

    Pendullum said...

    Seize the day...
    Looks like a glorious time...
    and many more whileon vacation...
    Here are to glorious days on the beach with sandwiches laced with a pinch of sand...

    Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

    The Sparkle twin's broken arm put paid to beach for most of our summer - had to do pool instead (her fibreglass plaster is waterproof, not itchy sandproof) unless she was safely away at preschool. There cannot be too many beach days, in my view... It's a tragedy you couldn't get int he water!

    My float said...

    Beaches are the best place for kids. They can explore and socialise and learn and just tackle so many different experiences. Have a wonderful and relaxing holiday with your family H&B!

    Blue Moon Girl said...

    I hope you are having a lovely time on your holiday!

    It sounds like you had a grand time last week!

    And I may be laughing about "skanky knickers" for some time! :)

    Muzbot said...

    Enjoy your trip. There's nothing like a trip to the beach... It's one place where there always seems to be some eye candy.

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