Ryan had a Sunday matinee gig in Half Moon Bay so the kids and I joined him for the gorgeous 45 min. drive and I planned on taking the kids to the beach for a couple hours... because Anna LOVES the beach. Riley is not impressed. He never has been impressed by the ocean. The sand freaks him out and, though he loves going in the pool, the ocean waves don't appeal to Riley's sensitive senses. Still, we always try to help him to better understand and approach uncomfortable situations. So, gung-ho Anna helped get Riley out of the car, held his hand, and excitedly dragged him down the path to the beach.
As soon as they approached the sand, Riley came to a halt, said, "No," about-faced, and scrambled straight back up the hill requesting, "Go home... go home..."