The day-out mission
Taking a busy family out for the day is never easy!
Talking about pack horsing – with 4 kids, let me tell you, need a frigging cart and trailer, just pity we not able to trek that along the beach.
Sunday was a prime example – off to Noordhoek beach to watch Julian body board with his mates – so, we had to shlep from the car park aaaaaaaaaallllllllll the way to where the guys were surfing, around the corner over the rocks, trekking with a 2 year old, 4 year old, 16 year old, 18 year old and the boyfriend of course.
Along had to go – coldrinks – 3 x 2 litres, nappies (which I never really know why I take those along, because by the time the 2 year old has spent 10 minutes in the water – it has sucked up most of the ocean – kudos’s to pampers, still the best!), wet wipes, towels to lie on, oh and the 4 year old insist she needs 2, one to lie on and 1 to cover her up. Sun hats, sunscreen, magazines, body boards, shoes (crocs of course) just in case, chips, sarmies, wet wipes, (to wipe the sand off the hands when wanting to dig into the bag of chips). Extra set of clothing for babies oh and – magazines for 18 year old of course.
THEN, baby 2 year old Taye decides to fall asleep and then I have to carry him aaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllll to the car, with bags and load – I was finished.
So, by the time we have packed everything, loaded all in the car to go to the beach, it’s almost time to come back home.
Anyway, we love the beach with the kids and try and trek and schlep at least once a month.Imelda