Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thoughts from Spring Lake Beach

If only classrooms came furnished with carpets of sand...

wide walls of waves....



and ceilings of sky.


If only an A+ could be earned for sand excavation...

or marine life studies.



If only photosynthesis could be studied by proxy...



and playground equipment could be smoothed by the sun and wind.



Then, maybe, little boys would sit still for their lessons...


and little girls would get full-ride scholarships...



and all the mothers would come help in the classroom!






23 comments:

Shally said...

I am SOOO with you on this one!

Bridget said...

if there's open enrollment at that school I am so there.

andrea said...

fabulously written, gab! i love it! you make a compelling arguement... maybe we should start a beach-school co-op.

Lorena said...

I just don't like the sand clean-up.

Oh, and watch your camera because I totally want to steal it since I am still using the cheap-o one my hubby bought after he dropped my precious.

HILLARY said...

I'd go back to school in a heart beat. My son would major in boogey boarding!

Lauren said...

As always...I adore your writing :)

All of it was so well put...

We leave for the beach this Friday and I am so delirious with joy! (I just have to get all the laundry done before we go...blech.

Lindsey said...

Oh yeah... wouldn't all be soooooo much better...

Annemarie said...

Man, I wish I was at the beach with my family RIGHT NOW!!!

Jill said...

Love this...you're so good! If only...

Paige said...

Great pics of the kids and you. Your babies are so cute. Where is this spring lake?

the hogan's said...

Looks like fun....and I love all the cute pictures!

TravelinOma said...

This is poetry, the words and the photos. And, I love Luke's swimsuit!

polly said...

the despain family motto "being one with the sun" the place where lessons are learned. At least my kids all know how to swim!

calibosmom said...

...and sand in every crevice was a lesson in unexplored lands.

Ilene said...

Where do I sign up?

Meg said...

So very true! Loved this post.

Sandra Ferguson said...

Loved the pictures, and the ages of your children -- ooh, those moments are precious. I'm all for rearranging school to fit your guidelines. Then school would truly be cool!

lainakay said...

Yes, yes... if only! Great photos! Can't wait to get to the beach this summer!

Holly said...

Where do I sign-up? Have beach towel, will travel.

Great photos!

Dancin Queen said...

I. need. a. beach.

Pronto!

The Morris Fam said...

I love visiting once in a while and reading a good little story. You tell yours so well! Great fun!

lusciouschaos said...

We moved to So Cal two years ago and live only 4 miles from a really sweet, clean beach. Your post makes me want to head there today--with the camera.

Marci said...

Love it! You are always so clever. Your photos are priceless!

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