My name is Lindsay and this is just so I don't feel guilty for not keeping a written journal...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I'm blogging about the beach because I want to, not because you told me to.

So I live fairly close to the ocean.  I would pause to brag a bit, but most of you reading this are in the same boat/valley sooooo...

Unlike my SIL, who fills her happy cup with every frequent beach outing, I take more convincing to go through the drudgery of such a trip.  Usually overcast, cold and windy.  Sandy diapers.  I'm lazy and the park is closer.  Sandy food.  Sandy car.  Sad, sandy Garret (decided 2 years ago that the beach is scary)... 

yada yada-  Today we went!


I will now give tips for a successful beach trip.

Tip #1:

Any kids who don't like the beach should stay home.  (Garret enjoyed a quiet day with daddy.  ...Socks flailing everywhere.)

Tip #2:

Take pictures even if your daughter just cut her hair for the second time in one week.  ...Again.  She did it again.  Her bangs are the length of, um, something really short. 

Tip #3:

Bring a sweet, energetic teen who is adored by both your Brenda and your Suzie.  Also, don't be afraid to shout  You there!  Chase my kid and get me a sandwich!.

Tip #4

If adored teen has a mom who is also a bosom friend, bounce around her garage until she agrees to also come along.  

 Tip #5

Forgo watching young ones while said, adored teen takes pictures of said friend and self, bouncing through the surf over and over and over again until you have such a picture-

Tip #6

Take a moment to realize how awesome it is to have a teen, who has a mom, who has a WILDLY cute toddler, that is your Suzie's best friend.


 Tip #7

Go home and blog about it even if you're all mopey about blogging lately 'cause doing nothing is easier and your computer mouse is acting wonky even though you replaced the batteries and smacked it a few times.  I mean, there's people starving all over the world but BY GEORGE, WHY can't a computer and it's appendages just WORK.  Feel free to pity me (not hungry people) and donate money so that I may fling this computer through the window, call up Lowes to come replace the window and order a fancy new computer that enjoys all my pictures and blogging and mouses.


I bet the new computers these days do things like laundry and foot massaging and say  You? a mother of three? every time you sit down.  Are those ones expensive?  Could you donate a little more?? 


I'm not spoiled.

I'm not.

YAY for beach day!!


Sue O said...

I have a mouse if you want to give it a try. I'm pretty sure it works, because I would have thrown it out otherwise. Maybe.

Brenda said...

This post is one of your best .... but I say that almost every time.

DeAnn said...

I hate the sand too. I live 1/2 mile away from Lake Erie which is kind of an ocean (and salt free!) and I don't go nearly as often as I should/could.

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