Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Ocean is a Toy

The ocean is many things; it is beautiful, mysterious, sometimes dangerous with it's unpredictable ebb and flow. But today I have learned that (in addition to all these qualities that the ocean possesses) it is also a toy.

Let me explain; my son decided that when the waves wash into the shore it is hysterically funny.

And when they leave the shore and go back out into the ocean's abyss, this is even funnier.

I knew that my child liked water; what I didn't know was that he thought it was hilarious. It just goes to show you that a child can view a natural phenomenon entirely different from us adults. We look at the ocean and we see a massive body of water; sometimes peaceful sometimes erratic, but always volatile. But a child views this body of water as exciting, funny, and strange.

Thank you ocean, for keeping my child and me on my toes.


  1. I personally can totally understand Ari's immediate love of the ocean. It must remind us of the slosh, slosh of the womb. However, it was totally a lightbulb to me that kids could see it as a toy. It is kind of funny, going in and out like that forever. There are probably toys all around us that children see but we don't. sob.

  2. It's true. Children offer a unique and fresh perspective on the world. And can play with limtied resources!

  3. I wanna go so bad! Maybe next year! How old was Ari here?

  4. It was so much fun! You should so go! He was 14 months!


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