Monday, June 15, 2009

Reflections on our week at the beach.

In no random order:

1- High school boys are really trying for the Zac Efron look these days. I wish I had packed scissors in my beach bag so I could offer bang trimmings to a few.

2- We are a very competitive family when it comes to miniature golf. And we may or may not have a couple of cheaters amongst us!

3- I appear to be in the slim minority of girls/women who do not have tattoos.

4- My kids seemed to be the loudest no matter where we went. Note to self. Make appointments for ENT doctor to check hearing. They weren't misbehaving (well a few exceptions). They're just LOUD!

5- Bikinis come in all sizes and all sizes wear them.

6- My normal stressful photo session on the beach with the minis at sunset was not so stressful this year. It had started to sprinkle so I snapped as many as I could before a downpour (without yelling pose directions!) and the few I took turned out better than the millions I've taken in the past. And there were no tears from the kids or me!

7- Key Lime Martinis are quite tasty.

8- Mini#2 hates my ponytail. This started last summer, but he took it to another level of hate this week. "I don't like your hair that way and I won't kiss you until you take it down!" However, in joking, mini#1 suggested I wear Dorothy pigtails. In joking, I put my hair in pigtails AND mini#2 LOVED it. I felt 3 years old, but I wore pigtails to the beach that day (under a wide brimmed hat)and I didn't hear mini#2 complaining every 20 mins or so about my ponytail! Go figure!

9- USA, more specifically in this east coast beach area, really is the land of the all-you-can-eat-buffets and you would never know our economy is in the toilet by looking at the cars in the parking lots!

10- It's always nice to get away, but it's even nicer to return home and sleep in your own bed!


Mom x 2 said...

So glad you had a good time. My oldest is obsessed with mini-golf. We played it 7 times on our last summer vacation.

The word "buffet" makes me want to run in another direction!

Pink Martini said...

That is so funny about the ponytail, I love it! :)

Jillian, Inc said...

Glad you had a nice beach trip. That is so true about the bikinis, isn't it? I always joke that I can go to The Beach, Anywhere USA and not feel so bad about myself because there is always someone looking worse. ha!

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Mom- we avoided the buffets by the way... can't stand the crowds, germ factor, etc...

Pink- He really gets mad about the ponytail! AND, as soon as I take it down, he says, "You look beautiful." Cracks me up.

Jillian- You are so right. I feel the same way!