Bailey and I went to the beach this week. It is one of my favorite places to go. Each time we go it is a different experience. The constant is the amount of stuff we bring. As we parked and I started to unload the car of chairs, the umbrella, towels, the cooler, rafts, sunscreen, change of clothes, etc. a lady parked next to us and she caught my eye because she got out of her car and had nothing to unload. Just a bathing suit, hat and shoes. As I proceeded to lug our beach cart with one hand and hold Bailey in my other arm for a moment I was jealous.
The idea of going to the beach with just yourself, no bags, no cart, is so foreign to me. Just as I started to daydream about how amazing it would be Bailey asked "Mommy did you bring my fins". My reply was "of course baby girl" her face lift up and she hugged me tighter and said "thank you mommy".
And with that my jealousy was gone and I was reminded why I pack so much stuff to go to the beach. I am so blessed to have these special moments with her daughter. And I would not change it for the world.