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May 20, 2008


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Years in the trenches are worth it for that heaven...

Hey, I have been to your beach! It has been awhile, but it is NICE. I don't remember the bathroms...ugh.

Reluctant Housewife

Hi! I followed your link here from Diva's review of Toddlers Gone Wild.

I enjoyed this posts... sounds blissful - that's exactly what I want beach days to be like.. but my kids are still small, so I'm still in the first category. Now I have something extra to look forward to.


After reading this, I see the light at the end of tunnel :)

Kalynne Pudner

Can I trade teenagers with you? I'll give you five-for-one.


You know this only lasts until they start to drive, don't you?

Your post sounds like the times I used to share driving with 3 other moms for our boys to go to surf camp. I loved it! Pack them in the car, drive out to Malibu Broad Beach, let them do their thing while I sat on the part of the beach that's legally public (don't get me started!) reading my book and looking at the cute butts of the surf camp teachers....sigh!

But as soon as My Son learned to drive and got his own car, he was off to the beach on his own, and I, bereft, was left to my own devices!

Enjoy it while you can!

Don Mills Diva

Thanks for giving me something to look forward to...


While we're not QUITE there yet, we're definately showing signs of getting there. I don't mind the schlepping, though (but would gladly give it up). I am, however, basking in the lack of need to constantly watch and guard and chase. THAT is exhausting.

texasholly @ June Cleaver Nirvana

I love this post and am totally jealous...ugh. Weird thing is I remember commenting on it (did I dream that. I remember saying that now you are just bragging...). You did earn it so I will give ya a pass! And someday it will be me.

Thanks so much for linking today!

texasholly @ June Cleaver Nirvana

OK, I am now officially tired. I just noticed I was COMMENT #1! hahaha.


Lucky Duck!


This is so true. Teenagers can be absolutely wonderful. I have three.


That is why I had kids. Great post!! Love your blog!


Okay. I need a couple of those teenagers then.

This summer, I had two toddlers. It took two of those cart thingys to get all of our stuff down to the beach. Then another hour to pack up and get it off the beach once the kids reached melt down.


Wow, that's a really clever way of tnhkinig about it!

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