A day at the beach is so much nicer for me when they have these tide pools. The kids spend all their time playing there. The water is shallow enough that I don't have to be right with them.
Last week, they spent the whole time pestering me to take them to the water. This time I actually got to sit and read some.
A bad thing about it is that they dig in the mud and get filthy.
Then they have to go into the ocean to rinse off before they can change into dry clothes.
Colin didn't like that part because he said the water was freezing.