An observation about the beach

Sunset at Laguna Beach

At the beach, there are young men and women, mostly teens and those in their early 20s.

There is also a fairly broad representative of folks in their 50s and 60s.

There are hardly any in their 30s and 40s.  Virtually none.

I think when you’re young, you’re happy to gallivant with few clothes and a nice tan.

In your child-raising years, you start feeling self-conscious about your body’s imperfections:  Lumpier, whiter skin among the offenders.

But, by your 50s, you think, “Chuck it.  Who cares?” and you can go out in public in a swimming suit again.



About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on September 10, 2012, in Summer Plans, The Dear Hubby, The Kids, Travelling and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Of course, those in their 30s and 40s are also mid-career, and may find it more difficult to get away to go to the beach.

    • Yes, I thought about that, too. Especially since it was the first week of September, and most people with children are home with them, as they’re in school. So, perhaps my observation is completely invalid. But, I thought it was kind of funny.

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