It was a slightly cloudy day, but that didn't stop the boys from having a great day. They helped set up the beach tent, listened carefully to instructions about what could and could not be put in the tent, and then ran into the water at full speed! Jordan, in particular had a great time dancing and singing to a song that he had in his head. Justin and Jordan enjoyed burying Aidan in the sand. We all played, took pictures, ate snacks, got too cold, wrapped ourselves in towels, and just had a fun afternoon. It all ended a little about 3:30 when it started to drizzle and Dad decided it was time to go home.
One of my favorite moments was coming home. Justin, true to form, fell asleep in the backseat. He does this quite often right after we have done something really active!
Justin in many ways is a typical teenager. He is phone obsessed, calls me "momma", and cracks jokes whenever he has an opportunity. The other day I had the pleasure of taking the boy shopping in Homeplus. What a riot that was! I don't think I had taken him with me since elementary school, and he was like a kid in a candy store looking at things, asking questions, and trying to get me to buy stuff for him. The highlight was looking at dustbusters. He thought he needed one just for his room! (I have a hard time just getting the child to pick up the garbage that seems to scatter all the floor.)
Jordan continues to fluctuate between wanting to be a big boy and being a baby. The baby action at the moment is to touch people, declare them "soft", and then run away giggling. The big boy action is to play dakjee with big brother Aidan and other friends in the playground. For those of you who are curious, dakjee are plastic discs in varied forms that the children slam onto the ground in an attempt to get them to jump or bounce. If you can make another kid's dakjee bounce or jump, you get to keep that dakjee. They get quite skilled at this too.
Aidan continues to be the kids with plans in his head. He is always thinking about the best way to do something. The latest decision is to get up earlier than Justin and have a shower. I guess waiting to use the bathroom is just too hard when you are nine years old. He is learning patience. And patience is something we all should learn. We all need it.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
There is nothing quite like family living to show you just how impatient you really are!
Beach Update: We will be having another beach day because of some Wednesday’s off in June! Looking forward to it!