That being said, I like the sound of water and the sound of my little ones having a blast at the beach. I usually hide under a sun hat, wear way too much SPF, bring along an umbrella and worry that they are going in too far. I cannot deal with another freckle even if my little A loves them. When she was 3 she asked me "Mommy, when am I getting my dots?". I was too busy making sure her carseat belts were properly on to notice her staring at my face. "What dots?", I asked. "Those dots" she returned. She nearly poked my eye out pointing to three freckles that form a perfect triangle near my left eye (no I was never part of a street gang). I wanted to say "Hopefully never and hopefully your porcelain face will always remain the same". But I stopped myself, smiled at her and said "I know, they are so cool and make me different and beautiful. I don't know when but we'll see as you grow bigger". I hope she still likes freckles at 16.
I hope you get your feet
In the sand this summer
And enjoy the sound of the waves
And great roars of the water.
I pray you get to rest
Not too far from the sea
That you get to take a nice nap
And let your worries all go free.