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10 things I learned during our family beach trip

family beach tripOur oldest got out of school the Friday for Memorial Day, so we decided to celebrate the beginning of summer with a family beach trip. But just because school was out didn’t mean there weren’t things to be learned.

Because there were. Only it was Caroline and me doing the learning, thanks to these 10 things our kids taught us during our time on Hilton Head Island.

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  • Not all biker gangs are intimidating 1 of 11
    Not all biker gangs are intimidating
    Some are just kinda goofy.
  • Elevator rides are way better 2 of 11
    Elevator rides are way better
    when there's a destination like the beach waiting for you.
  • Luke’s left foot? 3 of 11
    Luke's left foot?
    It must be smaller than his right foot. Because we lost two left-footed flip flops and that's the only theory we could really come up with.
  • The sprayer 4 of 11
    The sprayer
    There's a 19 in 20 chance one of our five kids will have a meltdown at the sprayer.
  • Example 5 of 11
    Example
    Her beef? That the others were leaving her behind.
  • Beautiful mama 6 of 11
    Beautiful mama
    The first lesson Caroline ever taught me was how beautiful motherhood was. And she's still teaching that very lesson. To all of us.
  • Daddy-daughter moments 7 of 11
    Daddy-daughter moments
    The beach is awfully good for them.
  • Mommy-son moments 8 of 11
    Mommy-son moments
    The beach ain't too shabby when it comes to mommy-son moments, either.
  • The future marine biologist 9 of 11
    The future marine biologist
    Alli taught all of us how to catch little beach crabs.
  • It’s even better 10 of 11
    It's even better
    The beach is awesome enough on its own. You add friends from home like the kids from this family? Even better!
  • Even as they get bigger… 11 of 11
    Even as they get bigger...
    Just when we begin to remark how big our kids are getting, the ocean reminds us how small all of us really are.

 

 

 

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