Yesterday, Declan and I built one of our favorite sand castles, which we call the Tidal Pool Dribble Castle Sand Boat. The TPDCSB has many advantages, including immediate tidal pool ocean water interaction, dribbling opportunities, and comfortable seats in a secure boat in which small, not-yet-seaworthy boys can valiantly battle the waves as the tide rises.
Please note that while it may look otherwise, no actual child labor was employed in the construction of this tidal pool dribble castle sand boat. Declan’s role was purely supervisory. (Note: Declan broke his right arm a few weeks ago, and has a rubber thing over the cast protecting it from sand and water. Mercifully, he has no idea it makes his arm look like a giant crab claw.)
For a glorious 10-15 minutes, the TPDCSB accomplishes one it’s covert missions, which is to let the construction foreman read a magazine while the captain and his lieutenant install a much needed staircase for egress to the lifeboats, if that becomes necessary.
The sea rejoins.