Here’s a piece as we say goodbye to summer yet again.
I went to the beach last week with my kids. After forcefully applying sunscreen to my two older boys they finally broke away and ran off, quickly gathering a group of kids for a wiffle ball game, while my five year old, Eliza, plopped herself down on the sand by the edge of the water and began digging.
Soon a stout little girl in a flowered bathing suit sidled up.
“Whatcha ya doing?” She asked.
“Building a mermaid castle,” my daughter replied. “Wanna help?”
“Sure.” The girl said, picking up a shovel, “I’m Ava.”
(Amazing: a bat and ball… a bucket of wet sand, apparently that’s all you need to spark a few friendships. We adults certainly have a lot to learn, or unlearn perhaps.)
The two little girls planted themselves not far from my chair and began to dig, chatting as they worked side by side: How…
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