I love this photograph of my boys holding hands at the beach when they were little. Such sweet innocents they were then. The world was one big wonder! This was taken at a holiday at Caloundra. I think it was taken around January 1996.
They loved the beach back then. They loved swimming with us in the ocean, building sand castles, digging holes, riding on their boogie boards. They loved finding shells and looking in rock pools discovering all kinds of interesting sea life.
My boys will be 21 in November 2013. It is so hard to believe how quickly time has flown. We’ve had a few beach holidays over recent years. In January 2012 we went to Bargara (near Bundaberg) and earlier this year we went to Caloundra. The boys no longer get the same thrill from beach holidays. It’s not so cool to be seen with Mum and Dad. There is no more building sand castles and playing in the ocean with their parents. No more digging holes and searching for shells. It’s to be expected. This is normal as we grow older. It’s so sad though that as adults the simple things no longer give us the same pleasure they did as when we were kids.
It gave me such joy then, when on a late afternoon walk along a beach at Caloundra in February this year, I spotted Twin1 crouched down at some rock pools exploring, looking for sea life, just like when he was little. It warmed the cockles of this mama’s heart to know that he can still see the wonders in this world!
Linking up with The Camera Chronicles – Flashback Friday
and With Some Grace’s – Flog Yo Blog Friday