Beach Photo shows dad on
the cell phone with waves washing above his ankles as
his toddler runs through the waves to shore.
Where are you going
to take your son for some fresh air and exercise, dad?
The beach is always good for a few hours of
entertainment for toddlers. The little boy in the beach
photo above can be seen running, arms stretched, his
diaper drooping a little, but who cares? He's having a
Meanwhile, dad's on
the phone either cutting a business deal, talking to a
buddy or telling his wife to chill out...everything is
fine. The care of a
father watching over his child is a selfless act
whose rewards come in smiles and hugs.
There are some
fantastic beaches that include "mom" or "mother's"
beach names, but
are really made for dads. Long Beach's
Mother's Beach will provide some playmates for your
toddler as will Marina del Rey
The beach is such a
great place for toddlers and little kids. They love the
sand and are mesmerized by the waves. The splish-splash
sound is so much fun for a kid who feels the icy water
beneath his feet, and feels it touch his skin with every
splash. Running in the ocean creates even more
excitement as the water seems louder in fast motion.
When taking your kid
to the beach, take sunscreen, hats, clothes for covering
up, a couple spare diapers, some money for drinks and
snacks, some sand toys and please, don't forget the
camera. Having your camera or video close at hand
will bring joy for years to come as you capture these
really cool moment when you first bonded with your
child. Those diapers are gone in a flash and then your
son is asking for the keys to a car.
To gain a perspective
from a mother who loved her son so dearly, she'll never
forget her dear Scottie,
read this poem from Linda Miller titled, A Mother's