A Family That Plays Together, Stays Together,
Throughout the day various family members initiated play: riding the waves, boogie boarding, swimming, paddle boarding, surfing, volleyball, sandcastle making, beach runs, and more. Memories of beach days past filled me. We grew up vacationing on these same National Seashore beaches, and like families all over the world, we built this tradition of beach play, a tradition we enjoyed with our children yesterday.
So today as I think back to all the wonderful snapshots of a playful day at the beach, I'm reminded that play is an important part of family life. In a sense, play is a big part of what keeps families coming back together years after the childhood days of growing up in the same house.
A family that plays together, stays together.