Photo Friday: Sandy Beach

Eilan experiments with sand
Eilan experiments with sand

The playground sandboxes that were ubiquitous in my childhood aren't as common here in Seattle, and in dreary weather they aren't much fun to play in. So, even though it makes me feel like a bad parent to acknowledge it, Eilan didn't have a recent memory of playing in sand when I took him on our mom and son trip to Aulani Resort in 2011. He was just two years old, and frankly, that long white expanse that ended in the ocean was a little intimidating.

We walked along for a while, me with my feet in the sand and him with his feet solidly on the grass. He watched carefully as the sand kept swallowing my toes and releasing them again. Finally he plopped down just at the edge and, mesmerised, started to quietly sift the sand through his own fingers. We sat like that for 10 or 15 minutes before he suddenly took off giggling, running through the sand, and letting it cover his own toes and precious toddler ankles. Could there be a better Hawaiian memory than this?

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      1. Sonja on February 15, 2013 at 10:52 a.m.

        That's funny! When my son was a baby he had the same experience with grass - didn't like the prickly feeling on his feet at first until he got used to it!

      2. circe dopp on February 18, 2013 at 9:04 a.m.

        Oh, I get it! I thought there was a theme to Photo Friday. lol. That's why I posted something similar to yours, i.e. "Sandy Beach." Thanks for Photo Friday! I love it!

      3. Karen Dawkins on February 21, 2013 at 1 p.m.

        I'm just a little jealous you've been to the Aulani resort.... but it's a 14 hour flight from NC, so not likely to happen in my near future.

        My daughter was the same way about Florida's beaches :)