Getting Lost in Sandcastles
My family spent some time camping on the Pacific coast of southern Washington last month — in Cape Disappointment, where Lewis and Clark first saw the Pacific Ocean, and in Ocean Shores, a couple of hours further north.
One day during our trip while my daughters and I were playing in the sand at Ocean Shores, they (perhaps for the first time) fully realized how seriously I take play. As I was digging a small sand bunker for my 3 year old to play in, my two older daughters asked if I would help them with the sand castle they were working on next to me. I wiped the sweat from my brow and said that I would love to join them.
Four hours later, we were all covered in sand and crawling through the tunnel that connected our two adjoining rooms.