A Mama Tries to be Brave at the Wharf

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On Friday we went to the Sea Center with a group of mamas and kids from MOPS. The Sea Center is a cute little, well, aquarium is not really the right word for it. There are a lot of touch tanks and a big jelly fish exhibit. It also has a cute reading corner, a puppet theater, and a gift shop that I had to seriously haul my children away from (yeah, sorry, we have zero need for a shark grabber). I’ve been a major science nerd my entire life so each time my kids act remotely interested in a sea star, I kind of overreact. But on this day they mainly wanted to blaze through the center and head outside to eat lunch with their friends.

Let me tell you about being brave. It takes brave moms to let their children eat a picnic on our wharf. All of us had big smiles on our faces for the kids, who were having a blast, and then whispered to each other about our plans for diving into the water should any curious preschoolers try to figure out what would happen if they jumped into the harbor.

Shed ergo. Hand off baby. Kick off shoes. Every single one of us had a plan. Hey wharf, if you’re reading this, would you mind beefing up your fence? I’m sure the children are actually fine but you’d probably save every mom out there from having a heart attack.

But the kids were darling and having so much fun! Cruz especially has come so far in trying new and potentially scary things. Last night he told me that he was a brave kid. I couldn’t agree more.

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