My mother taught me many things for which I will always be grateful.
I especially appreciate her cardinal rule of summer.
“When the sun shines, go to the beach.”
Here she is in 1982, passing on the rules to the next generation.
My mother taught me this rule so well
that I actually feel guilty when the sun is shining
and I don’t go to the beach.
Thanks Mom – I love it!
However, the weather this last 2 or so weeks has proved a challenge even to this loyal daughter.
This is what our weather has been like – all in the course of a day.
However, I don’t let this moody weather get in the way of obeying my mother.
The moment there is the slightest break in the clouds
I grab my “always packed and ready to go” beach bag (another mom rule)
and I’m off.
In 7 minutes flat
this is where you’ll find me.
And, even if a certain beach buddy, (who will remain unnamed),
chooses to go “off the island”,
(tsk, tsk , breaking another one of mom’s rule – “never leave the Island in the summer”)
then I will find a substitute beach buddy to join me
She’s not much for swimming although she likes to splash about in the shallows
and she won’t use a towel, preferring to stand by my chair and shake violently in order to get dry…
but she’s always happy to join me. My mom would have loved her.
You may have noticed that a lot of my summer posts have to do with
- the sea
- the beach
- tide pools
It’s hard for me to fathom
if you’re not a beach lover,
you might possibly find it boring.
Don’t blame me …
It’s all my mother’s fault
I’m just being a good girl.