Monday, August 8, 2016

Beach Bash 'n Splash Report

Friday we had our Beach Bash 'n Splash at Carson Beach, and it was my first weekday not being at the Children's Museum. Don't get me wrong, I still love the Children's Museum, but it was a nice change of pace. Besides, it gave me a chance to try some other activities. So. What did I end up doing? Kayaking? Swimming? Clamming? Sports?
Actually, fishing. Something I've been doing at the Children's Museum all summer. I won't lie: at first I was a little disappointed. But when I started fishing and teaching kids how to fish at Carson, I found I was having a great time. For obvious reasons, I can't go in the water when fishing at the Children's Museum. But at Carson, we would wade into the water and fish. And that small detail made all the difference. It was a fairly hot day, but the combination of being able to wade into the water and the lovely breeze off the sea made all the difference. The combination of those two, plus the new environment, gave me a lot of extra energy and excitement about teaching kids how to fish.
Later in the day I did get the chance to try a new activity, and let's say it had mixed results. The activity? Face Painting.
A little background about me and art. In middle school art was a required class, and I was not a fan, to say the least. My high school required us to take some form of art for two years, and I dropped traditional art as soon as I could in favor of band. I have absolutely no hand-eye coordination. But a lack of hand-eye coordination doesn't mean I can't try! And I did give it my best effort. I thought I made a halfway decent smiley face and hearts, and my Spiderman patch-ups were passable. I got some funny looks from the kids, but hey, I tried. And I'm proud of myself for giving it a go. Overall, the Beach Bash 'n Splash was a very nice change of pace for me, and I'm really glad I went.


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