I just returned from a trip to my favorite shore—Seagrove
Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast—with my husband, our just-turned-two-year-old son,
and my parents. As always, I took a stack of books with me. I managed to get through
half of one. I spent most of my time building sandcastles, inspecting crabs,
digging holes, and showing my little one how to kick his legs in the pool. Was
it a different kind of vacation than we had grown accustomed to
before a child? Yes. Was it more fun? Absolutely. There is possibly
nothing more exhilarating than watching a toddler discover the ocean and sand.
Not to mention seeing him get a kick out of general vacation fun (snow cones before
lunch and late bedtimes, for example).
Happy end-of-summer vacationing, everyone.
My son, Max, and my husband, Josh