It’s the second week of March and yesterday (our weekend here in the UAE) we went to the beach, anticipating lovely beach time.
Someone already made a big splash as Pristine tested the water.
As of yesterday, the water on the beach is still cold and while there were brave souls who took a dip and we hear screaming children around, we decided we’ll wait for another week.
Since there weren’t any human swimmers around, we saw plenty of professional swimmers coming near to say hi.
M pointed out the fishes to Pristine. Here’s her simple reaction.
If we can’t play in the water, it doesn’t mean beach weekend is ruined. We walked around to check shells and saw interesting sand forms. M and Pristine check out something in the sand. Small crabs?
Closeup look of their find. “Ewww!” The sight of this disgusts me. Small perfectly rounded sand and then a hole. Any idea who lives in that hole?
Pristine freaked out at the fishes in the sea but the strange sand formation did not bother her at all. There were plenty of these in the seashore. Do you know what it is? I don’t – want to know, that is!
Sand play continues. M always has a busy schedule and rarely home on weekends so father and daughter moments like this is a treasure
After building sand hills, she declares. “Let’s see how soft the sand is!” Boing!
We walked further along the shore, counting our footprints in the sand as we go. Learning Math while in the beach is cool, what do you think? We found a little girl with his family and they clicked really well, instantly.
“Hi, where are you from?” They talked and the girl told Pristine she’s from Jordan and Pristine replied she’s from Japan. These little girls knows the most common first conversations of people living in Dubai!
I was able to talk to Kenda’s (the girl’s name) mom, who gracefully talked to us and gave us a cup of hot cafe latte – and very surprised to know that her daughter Kenda is still 3 years old. She’ll be four in June this year but I think she’s BIG! Look at them! Pristine turned 5 last December and if you are wondering, her height and weight is normal for her age.
“Why I’m small, mom?”, she asks. I have to clear things up, oh no honey, you’re not small, the other kids (especially those of Arab origin) are just big!
Hope you all have a happy weekend!