April 5, 2011
The Sandcastle Surprise
This weekend, our family went to the beach. The weather was fantastic, everyone remembered to bring their swimsuits, and we only lost one DVD that we had rented from the local library and brought with us to watch on our trip.
My kids dedicated most of the morning to digging holes the size of mine shafts in the sand. We spent the afternoon building a sand castle the size of Australia.
All of the manual labor made everybody hungry. While my kids were eating a snack, their attention turned to a man walking by us with his dog.
"Oh, look, a cute dog!" chirped Camber. Everyone was very excited.
The man did not acknowledge our presence. He did, however, pause long enough to let his dog urinate on our sand castle.
It took a full five seconds for the shock to wear off, at which point my kids started crying.
"Why did he do that?" wailed Cortlen.
Eventually, we all went over the inspect the damage.
"I wish that he would have gone in the moat," my son said wistfully.