There was the the 1st exception sitting in the vehicle. She brought her soon to be step daughter with her. I was not very happy because I really didn't want to deal with any kids. I just wanted to relax. When we get to beach and set up our spot, as I am going to lay down, the little girl starts throwing sand. See that's why I didn't want any kids with me. Especially bad ones. She wouldn't listen and was a bit hyper. So much for relaxing at the beach.
After a while Shauna was able to keep her somewhat contained. So I took the opportunity to try to chill. I layed down with my towel over my face. I wasn't trying to get a tan on my face. It is he darkest part on my body lol since it's usually the most directly open to the sun. Why did this little girl go and snatch the towel off of my face? I so wanted to spank her. So I decided to go and try out the water. The water was cold but managable. I went back to my mat. Shauna and the child was not there. So I layed down for a while comfortably.
Later when they showed up I was in a much better mood now that I was able to chill. My brother was knocked out all this time. He's good. I wish I had his resolve. He came layed down and that was it. So I started to pal around with the kid and Shauna. We went to get water for her sand castle. Then she wanted to play in the water so we walked to area we were allowed to go into. The girl screeched, stripped Shauna and started to cry. Once I got out of the water she was better. So we started to walk back to our mat. This is when exception #2 happened. Shauna and I looked away one second and the child was gone!!!! We went back to mat hoping she was there. I woke my broher to stay alert if she came back to the mat. Shauna and I went opposite directions to look for her and notifying lifeguards.
This is by far the most scariest situation I've been in. I looked at everyone like they were a predator. Everyone's a predator when a child is missing. I was looking in people's tents and was tempted to open people's coolers that looked big enough to hold the girl. Shauna and I met up as we searched and we combed the beach. We switched directions. All the while, I'm scared and developing a stress tummy. After a good while searching a life guard caught me and said they found her. She was 2 beaches over. Shauna went and got her.
Thank goodness. Once she came back, Shauna said the little girl didn't know she was lost. She was looking for her Chinese friend she was playing with earlier. The family had left home earlier. I swear, I never went thru so much in 30 mins. It felt like it was forever!!! I'm so glad she was safe. We all didn't feel like staying at the beach after that. So we left to go home.
So much for a relaxing Sunday at the beach.