Life lessons at the beach.

Towels? Check. 
Chairs? Check. 
Umbrella? Check. 
Snacks? Check. 
Swimsuit? Swimsuit... nope.
That's right. Last week we went to the beach, with our car packed to the gills, and forgot Lilly's suit. As a mom- I have developed this need to be the most efficient/effective I can be at all times. I can literally lose my mind over wasted time. I have trouble just relaxing and going with the flow. So when I asked Ben where Lilly's suit was and his face went blank- I almost lost it. No suit. At the beach. Without a swimsuit. 0_o

Ben suggested we just let her swim and play in her tee and panties. I'm pretty sure I stared at him for a good minute before I said ok. Did she look a little ridiculous? Yes. Did I have to swallow my pride? Most definitely. But here's the deal: who cares?!? She was happy. She was safe. Who cares that she wasn't in a swimsuit? (besides me...) 

I could have let this get to me. It could have ruined my day. Thank God that my emotions are not in control of me (most of the time). We all had a great day and I managed to take another baby step towards responding to surprise situations like a normal human being.


  1. I can't think of a better tee to swim in ;) Your little ladies are adorable! -melisa

  2. Oh friend, I am the same exact way. It would have taken me a good few seconds before I said Ok. We did this recently when we took Judah to the fairfax fountains, we forgot his swim trunks and swim diap. Other kids were in the fountain with out it but I felt odd just letting judah run around with just his shorts and regular diap. But then I realized, he is just a kid, no one else cares and he is obviously going to have the time of his life so I went with it. But its so hard to just let go sometimes ;-) LOVE the pictures, looks like you all had so much fun at the beach

  3. Oh girl, you are my soul mate. I would do the same thing and it would take me a few minutes to get my head around the problem. I am such a control/planner freak, I can just imagine how this baby is going to turn my world upside down!

  4. oh my gahhh!!! that little girl's smile is just too too much. She looks so happy.

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