Because we live in a beach community, we spend a lot of time by the sea. It’s easy to decide to head to the beach on a whim, and it’s often a requested activity by my kids. We go on sunny days, cloudy days, windy days and cool days. There’s always something to keep us entertained.
It hasn’t always been an ideal destination, though. Each kid has gone through a stage of hating various aspects of the ocean, and, honestly, dragging arguing siblings to the beach is often at the bottom of my wish list.
But usually, as soon as we get there, the current disagreement between the boys melts away and they are suddenly the best of friends. They play together and they laugh together and it is music to my ears.
Over the years, it’s been fun to watch each of the boys get used to visiting the beach, and to see their relationships change with one another. As I looked through photos from a recent visit, I was reminded of the reliability of these stages and experiences. You can see some of them below.
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