My mommy, daddy and I are at the beach today. I am so excited! I brought my sand pail and shovel and beach ball and towel and swimming suit. We are going to have lots of fun.
Mommy rubs this stuff all over me so the red hot sun won’t burn my skin. We must be careful, Mommy says, to not let the red hot sun burn us. I like to look at the red hot sun to see if there is anyone there. Since there is a man in the moon, shouldn’t there be a woman in the sun? When I look at the red hot sun without my sun glasses on, I get all these little black spots in my eyes. Mommy says it’s bad for you to look directly into the sun. Sometimes I peek at the red hot sun when Mommy’s not looking. Shhhh…..don’t tell her, okay?
The red hot sun comes up on one side of the sky very early in the morning. My kindergarten teacher calls that side ‘east.’ The sun moves slowly across the sky and by lunchtime, it’s usually right above my head! After I get up from my nap, I run outside and the sun has moved again; now it’s headed to the other side of the sky. I think that’s called ‘west’. I know one thing – the red hot sun sure makes this sand hot on my feet!
After I’ve played in the sand for a while, Daddy asks me if I want to go get in the water. Yippee!! I’m ready! Let’s go! I grab my float and off to the water we go. It’s so blue – it reminds me of my turquoise blue crayon.
I race to the edge of the ocean and stop just as I get to the edge of the cool blue water. I look carefully, just like my daddy has taught me, for jelly fish or sharp sea shells – anything that would hurt my feet if I stepped on it. I don’t see anything and so I stick my toes in the water. Oooooo, it really is cool - it’s almost cold. I get goosey bumps on my skin!!
Daddy comes up beside me and we walk out further into the cool, blue water. There are so many different kinds of fishies that live in the water. Really small ones like the kind you get in a happy meal and really great big ones like the ones you see in books about big fishies.
There is also lots of green stuff in the ocean. There are plants and this stuff that daddy calls al-gee. The fish eat some of the plants and al-gee. Daddy says that some fish eat other fish, but I think that’s gross. That would be like eating your little brother. Or your best friend. Or your best friend’s little brother. Anyway, it would not be very nice.
There’s lots of salt in the cool, blue water. When Daddy and I splash around, water gets in my mouth and in my eyes and up my nose. It is very salty and makes me sneeze!
After we’ve been in the cool blue water for a while, I want to go build a sand castle. So Daddy and I get out of the cool blue water and build a sand castle using the sand pail and shovel I brought.
In a little while, it is time to go home. I have had a fun day playing in the cool blue water under the red hot sun!