Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Beach
I'm just in a blogging mood tonight :) I love to do creative writing and that's something that I haven't done in a long time. I have become very good at writing lists, but there's really nothing too creative about milk, cereal and eggs. Anyway, I love this picture. I love to go to the beach. We are so close to it now that I think we will try to make several trips each year. There is something so calming about the ocean and yet, it scares me too. I don't like not knowing what is out in the water. Rip tides, sharks, or even broken glass in the sand... it all scares me. This picture was taken this last fall. My kids would wade farther and farther out into the water till I just couldn't stand it any more and I'd yell at them to come back. There were times when they were knocked down and tumbled around by the water, but they were always okay. Someday, one of them is going to want to try something like surfing and it's going to make me insane to watch! I try not to pass my fear onto my kids. I want them to be brave, but I don't want them to be stupid. Have you ever noticed that it's a fine line between the two? So, I guess the question is, how do I teach them the difference? I don't want them to go throughout life being afraid. I've already planted a few fears unintentionally. I don't want to do that anymore. I guess the best way would be to conquer my own fears. Or at least pretend to.

3 comments:

shirlee said...

Hey, you're adding pictures! I haven't been on my computer very much in the last few days so now I'm playiog catchup. I would love to live near the water be it the ocean, lake or river.
Thanks for visiting my blog. We rented before buying our place and had to pay a $150 non refundable pet deposit for each pet. I would like to get a third cat but DH would probably flip.

Melissa said...

Hey - I hear you on the pet deposit... they told us $500... we never did ask if that was total or per pet! :S We had two dogs that we had to leave in Oregon... it was so hard. :( We just didn't have the money... blech...

RaNae said...

when it comes time to surf- and it may come sooner than you things according to what I've seen on tv the youngins pick it up so quickly- take lessons with them. Find someplace for you all to take a lesson - places that give lessons are usually in mellow wave areas.
Face your fears you can do it.
RaNae