A Trip to the Beach
So, it was finally summer yesterday, so I thought I’d take the kids to Raccoon River Beach. We had just bought some sand toys for them, so I thought for sure they would just love the idea of a gigantic sandbox.
I pick up the kids from daycare, and tell them both…alright, guys, it’s time to put on our Swimmers…and our swimsuits. Both protested loudly. I said, fine, let’s just go in our normal clothes.
We’re walking up to the beach…I’m thinkin’, I’m a great dad…behold all the sand. Then, my son, who apparently has a crush on the sandbox area of the playground over there at Raccoon River Park begins sprinting with his bucket to the smaller sandbox area. I try to show him the lake with all the sand on the beach…to which he responds “No daddy, sharks in water…I stay here”.
Darn it…I was hoping to go to the beach.
After 15 minutes in the smaller sandbox, I was able to convince/lie him that the sand wasn’t as hot by the beach.
Eventually, that worked….and then 20 minutes later, we were all brave enough to get our feet in the water…success!
Props to a group of guys in their early 20-somethings on being nice to my kids…while we were walking to the beach, one guy told Dexter that he liked his Cubs/Mickey Mouse hat…Dexter liked that. Then, about 10 minutes later, they were kicking a soccer ball around, and my daughter walked in their direction looking a tad interested in the ball…and one of them was nice enough to kick the ball to her…she kicked it, and then ran away of course. Incredibly nice.
I know I speak for many of us parents…when small stuff like that happens…we definitely notice, and we’re appreciative!
Oh, by the way, don’t tell your 2 year old son that you’re going to “Raccoon River Park”…he will ask “where are the raccoons?” at least a dozen times. By the way, if you run into him, they were all sleeping…always sleeping.
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Is this true? Can Raygun make shirts out of this please?
Tonight, the Stanley Cup Finals start…featuring the mighty, mighty Chicago Blackhawks…against the Boston Bruins.
It’s time to raise the Cup high above the heads of Chicago again!
Now, in hockey, it’s tradition that during the playoffs, you don’t shave…I tried this a few playoffs ago…I looked ridiculous…or did I? Hmm…maybe I need to try this again.
Anyways, one Blackhawk fan in Chicago took it to the next level. He grew a “Playoff Lawn”…and decided he wouldn’t mow his grass ’til the Hawks won the Cup.
However, his neighbors disagreed…
Some neighbor came over…and cut it! We couldn’t wait, what, 7 more games? Is their a Bruin fan lurking in his neighborhood? Bad form. Bad form.
Will This Eliminate Talking on Cells While at Bars?
It might not work, but it’s a great concept.
Put the phone down….says the guy who can NOT stop playing Candy Crush.
Miley Cyrus Dating the Biebs?
Yes…this is was what I’m hoping for…a summer Hollywood Trash celebrity couple that we can all root for or against. There will be no shortage of nuttiness! Time to sit back, open an OK Magazine, crack a Sam Addams Little White Rye, and let the good times roll.
AWESOME is as AWESOME does!