The Beach Visit That Never Ended – Part One

Yesterday was a doozie and I have the sunburn to prove it. What started out as a brief beach visit with the crew turned into a 6-hour debacle complete with crying, 2 metal detectors, more blubbering, lots of digging by several helpful strangers, friendly lifeguard advice and surprise, more blubbering.

Ahhh, gotta love the beach.

I’m not a huge fan of the beach. Why oh why do we pay eleventy billion dollars to live by the beach, you ask? Good question.

Let me back up. I truly wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I love the beauty of the beach- the blue ocean, the lapping waves, the green palm trees, everything. Everything but the sand. I detest sand. It’s just so messy and gritty and ATTACHES TO EVERY PART OF MY PALE ASS BODY. It even seeps under my toenails. MY TOENAILS!

I usually spend a lot of my beach time compulsively brushing sand off the blanket, which I promise you, is a losing battle. Yet, I continue to brush brush brush all the live long day. This behavior has to stop because guess what? Wito LOVES sand. Wito wants to lick and fondle the sand all day long. He grabs it by the handful and proceeds to evenly disperse it all over my freshly-brushed blanket. This behavior does not a happy mama make, but hey! I’m adaptive like that, and I’m dealing with the sand. It’s not the worst thing (except when it gets in your gum – that’s a deal breaker).

ENOUGH WITH THE SAND! Did I mention I hate sand? Jesus.

I really let loose yesterday. I actually REMOVED Wito from the stroller and let him roll around the sandy blanket. I know! Then I walked my pale ass down to the water and let him squeeze his sausage toes in the damp icky sand! Look! I KNOW! Crazy shit is going down around here! Coming soon – tandem skydiving!

Let me just say, Baby Bug and Wito are fast friends. Have a look for yourself.


Damn, Wito’s up. That’s all for now. Stay tuned for Part 2. You know, like sands through the hourglass and all that…

Part two here.

  1. amy

    April 25, 2007 at 8:52 am

    sand…oh the sand…bug the shit out of me too…all up in my car, my beach bag, my purse, my cell phone, you can’t get rid of it. each and every morsel. but i also love it. i must say…baby bug and wito make a charming couple.

  2. sizzle

    April 25, 2007 at 8:21 am

    i can’t wait to see the tandem skydiving. ;)

  3. beckie

    April 25, 2007 at 9:46 am

    Those kids are adorable!
    Yes, the sand can be annoying but I would much rather be at the beach and be annoyed than be home and pine away for the beach…

  4. LVGurl

    April 25, 2007 at 9:28 am

    Me too. Love the beach, detest the sand. I totally hear you on all the sandy-type things that drive you mad. May I add a couple more? Sand dustdevils kicked up by a gust of wind. Sand in the ears after said dustdevil.

    Super cute pics, btw.

  5. Kim

    April 25, 2007 at 9:34 am

    Those two are so absolutely adorable.

  6. am'ti b

    April 25, 2007 at 10:26 am

    …..at least you got some cute photos!

  7. BeachMama

    April 25, 2007 at 10:50 am

    What a couple of cute beach bums. Those two look like they are having a blast. Now don’t be keeping us in too much suspense. What happened that you needed metal detectors??

    Oh, and I would take the sand anyday over the snow ;).

  8. Jora

    April 25, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Just because it’s so weird… I have to tell you Charlie has that same sunhat as Wito and that blanket from Babystyle!!

  9. andrea

    April 25, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    I have the same sand issues. It takes me half the summer to get over it and just enjoy the beach already.

    Wito and Bug make an absolutely gorgeous couple.

    Can’t wait to read part II.

  10. nila

    April 26, 2007 at 3:54 am

    How did Wito catch up to Baby Bug already? Holy mole, he’s as big as her. They’re quite the fetching pair.