We went to the beach this summer. Well, let's say we were at a house at the beach this summer. Don't get me wrong, we had a lot of fun, but we didn't as much time on the sand as we thought we would. My little guy decided he did NOT like the beach this year. I am not sure what it was exactly.
We think the ocean was a bit scary to him. And I don't think he enjoyed being out in the hot sun. There were a few times late in the day when it had cooled off that he didn't mind playing in the sand.
But, most of the week, as many different ways as we tried to tell him about all the fun things he could be doing down at the beach, he response was always, "No beach! No beach!" Even when we did get him down there, he promptly turned around and headed back toward the house.
We rented bikes, too. You know the one with the kiddie trailer that is attached? Yeah, we rented that. Would he even get in the trailer? Um, no. Not a chance. No way, Jose. My husband was able to utilize the trailer to pick up some bags of ice, though. So not a complete waste.
Oh well. We presume that next year he won't ever want to leave the beach and he'll fuss when we have to go back inside.