After being stuck in the house for a week due to sickness, an afternoon at the beach was a much needed escape for our family. Almost immediately after arriving at the beach and setting up ‘camp’, the kids started digging. It started with my youngest daughter. She just started digging a hole. Then my son started helping her out. They would dig and then fill the hole with water to turn the sand to mud, which made it easier for them to dig more. Then my eldest came over and soon all three were digging, and they set up this system, like a factory line of sorts. One would dig, one would fetch the water, one would find shells for decoration. I found this fascinating to watch. Here are three kids who love each other but can’t work together to save a life and yet, despite a few quibbles over how much water was needed, they were actually working together…and to do what? I don’t even think they knew where this hole was going to end up, but by the end of the afternoon they had turned a palm sized hole into a pool large enough for them to sit in. Just goes to show, what we can accomplish together is far more than what we can accomplish alone; and so much more fun in the process!