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Pismo Beach With My Teenage Daughter

Recently, my daughter and I spent the day at Pismo Beach. It happens to be one of our local beaches. It is a beautiful beach. We went to Subway for our sandwiches, and then off to the beach that is only a couple of blocks away from Subway. We stayed on the ramp, and watched the people, talked and ate our sandwiches. We watched the surfers by the pier as they would ride their waves into the beach. We watched the a couple of brothers being rough with their sister, and we watched a family push a lady in a wheelchair back to the sidewalk. It took the whole family to push her wheelchair through the sand. What a blessing it is to live in this area, witness so many people having fun, no matter what kind of life they are living.

We threw our trash in the receptacle, and used our Subway bag to put our shoes inside so they wouldn’t get sandy. We walked over to the waves and took some shoots for Instagram. Played in the waves a little longer, and then decided to go to the shops.

Once we were at the shops we met Ben. He was funny, and gave us great deals on the sweatshirts that we purchased. My daughter finally gave in, and found the Ray Ban’s that she loved. She used her own money to purchase them. We had so much fun reading all the sweatshirts, and t-shirts. While we were heading home, I asked her “Will you promise we can have days like this even when you get older?’ She said “I love spending time with you! I always have a great time with you.” Ahhhh! Here are some snapshots of our day…

Pismo 2/Contessa
Pismo 2/Contessa

Kids and Social Media

Both my children have a phone. Both my husband and I have the passwords for each of their phones. At any time we want we can ask for the phone and see whatever we want on their phone. As long as we pay the bill the phone is our phone. They have been told not to give out personal information, and only give your phone number to people you really KNOW.

Before my children turned 13 they were asking to join Facebook, but I told them no. We talked as a family about Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They know that there are grownups that can’t handle social media, and there are mean people that like to lash out for no good reason. Some people just like to put down other people for the attention, and to create drama.

Neither of my children choose to be a part of Facebook. I am proud that both are responsible. They are really great kids. I am not just saying that because I am their mom. (LOL)