New Address: The Beach

Jack and I ventured out to Lake Michigan for another day in the sun! He is so much fun! It’s been so long since I actually went swimming and built sandcastles. I forgot why I ever thought it was a big deal to get wet and sandy…until I got home and took a look in the mirror. Yikes!
As you can see, Jack likes to be burried in the sand. He also LOVES the water – but not the seaweed. I told him it was like grass. He looked at it and said, “like grass. carry me.” Well, that was that. So I had to carry him “through the grass” whenever he wanted to play in the water – which was frequently.
The kid is genius for being two, but he still hasn’t quite figured out that when I tell him to rinse his hands in the lake so he can eat a snack, he can’t bury his hands back in it while I open his fruit snacks. Oh well, one step at a time, right? I mean, the kid knows what a pavilion is (“it’s the pavilion, aunt Katie; this is where the potties are. Aunt Katie go potty?” ), so I am not too concerned about a little sand on the hands.
About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


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