6 Things About Toddlers and the Beach

by The Momma on June 6, 2011

  1. The word “sandwich” takes on new meaning with a toddler. They seem much less bothered by eating sand than we are bothered by watching them eat sand.
  2. The people next to you in any direction might as well be with you, since the toddler will try to take their toys, eat their food, and sit in their chairs. Hi neighbors!
  3. BIRDS! are an awesome distraction for a toddler.
  4. Do not underestimate the propensity of a toddler to pick up every.single.thing. you find disgusting and gross at the beach. As a bonus? Some of them will still decide to put all that disgusting stuff in their mouth.
  5. Even a fearless toddler can be a little unnerved by the size of the ocean.
  6. The amount of sand that comes home from the beach in diapers, fists, neck folds, between toes and in toys is a little astounding. We’ll be able to start our own beach soon if this volume happens every time we go!

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TechyDad June 6, 2011 at 5:47 am

When we first took JSL to the beach (at a nearby lake) he took a shovel and began tossing sand into the air… and onto his head. Since he was laughing while he did this, some of it got in his mouth. As he stood there crunch-crunching his sandy treat, I thought I was going to toss my cookies. He didn’t seem to mind though because he just got more sand and tossed it onto his head.

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The Daddy June 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm

This one drives me nuts the most. My constant question is: “doesn’t that taste bad?” followed immediately by: “that’s gonna hurt real bad later on.” I figure when he makes the connection someday, that’s when it will stop. My guess? Age 14.

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Kate June 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

#2 cracked me up because it’s spot on. We were at a baseball game last week and Beckett just made herself at home with the fans near us when my back was turned. She sat down on their blanket, grabbed a chicken strip and had become a part of their family dinner… No inhibitions that’s for sure! :)

And, yes #4 – it is absolute stomach turning revulsion what a toddler will “inspect”!

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