A lovely Sunday under the Sun here on my side of the world. Our kids love the water and they love splashing about. I think we are officially beach people.
Ralee is 1 year 6 months and because she looked tiny and because of the general ‘she’s a girl’ stereotype, we tended to be more careful with her. So much so, that this Sunday was her first great beach trip.
I had expected it to be a hard one. With two little toddlers running about at home and causing unspeakable chaos on more than one occasion, you cannot blame me for having doubts about how good this day would turn out.
Nevertheless, I am a stubborn soul and decided enough was enough. We needed to take Ralee out to experience the world. She needed to experience sea sand and the ocean.
When we got to the beach, I had expected Ralee to not even separate from my hip. To my surprise, she not only put her feet on the ground, she held my hand and walked along without a fuss.
Once she got there, she made herself at home in the sand and began to play with her toys. She sat there and played for a while – no running around and no fussing to be carried. My little girl turned out to be a beach bum!
My son, of course was always a beach baby. He loves the water and although he is afraid of height, he is so adventurous in the water! He took his little rod and then took to the water! Soon he was flopping about, falling into the water and getting up as if it was the most wonderful thing in the world!
He was also very obedient, paying heed to all my warnings about the water being too deep and to be careful of his dad’s fishing line!
I was so amazed to see that I could be in the water with my son, my husband could fish (he managed to catch a big fish – although it was quite ugly looking, it definitely wasn’t Dory or Nemo!) and my daughter stayed in my line of sight, playing in the sand!
It took a little while but she eventually made her way to the water slowly but happily. Once Ralee’s feet touched the water, she did not want to leave! Soon, she too was playing in the water, falling and getting up and then squealing with excitement while trying to make her way over to me. She too, was amazingly obedient!
When it was time to pack up, Yash was a bit distraught – probably believing this was a one time opportunity that he should take full advantage of! But after he calmed down, his sister and himself collapsed in the car.
We spent the rest of the afternoon, taking it easy and even though we are tired, I know my family is content.
Spending the day with the kids and seeing them so happy makes my heart so happy! Knowing that my beautiful children had a day full of smiles and fun and happy squeals just makes me feel like I’m witnessing heaven on earth! I’m definitely going to bed with a happy heart tonight!
Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.