This photo made me laugh out loud. Doesn't this encapsulate everything about what it feels like to be four years old? In my mind, this girl walks onto the beach anyway, goes frolicking in the forbidden dunes, lets her pup run free and wild, makes drip castles and "sand pancakes" in the wet sand, screams when the cold waves come rolling over her little legs, eats a sand-covered italian hoagie while squinting into the sunshine, makes friends with the older kids who are boogie boarding (how cool!) and gets a kick out of the seagulls eating her leftover scraps of pepperoni, capicola, salami and mortadella (she was really only looking to eat the bread and cheese anyway...)
P.S. - this girl is me.
P.P.S. - summer, come soon!