As moms, we learn from day one to multi-task. I remember breastfeeding while walking around picking up the house. Or eating my meal with one hand while cutting up Kendall's waffles with the other hand. One place I can't multi-task is at the beach. Today I took the kids and Chris suggested I invite a friend. I told him I couldn't because I'm NOT good at chatting with a friend while keeping a CLOSE eye on my kids near the ocean. I want to be 100% focused on watching them like a hawk, and I can't do that if I'm also engaged in conversation with a friend. I just don't trust myself.
Today Cameron never went further than the water hitting his mid-thigh, however one time the wave knocked him down and my heart dropped. He has not mastered swimming and I just pictured him tumbling about in the water. So the rest of the time Kendall and I hung out right in front of where he was and my eyes never left him. I just couldn't have done that without feeling guilty since I would have neglected whichever friend had come with us. :)