Well, I thought it might be fun, especially since they were going to have yoga for the kids so, I planned to go. I picked up the kids, stopped home to change and made a quick stop at the TJ Maxx. Well, let's just say that shopping with kids is not fun, ever! My daughter decided to test my patience, which ended in my putting down an adorable pink yoga tank for $10 that I soooo wanted (fact: I still want it). We went back to the car and then my son spilled a full bag of Wild Harvest Organic animal crackers all over my back seat (fact: I was equally upset about the mess and having no more crackers. They were so good!), but I decided to keep going. We ended up on the beach and I am so glad that we did.
The class was free, but they were taking donations for Food Fight, an organization that fights obesity in children and is trying to change the way Americans think about food. I love this mission and I only wish I had more cash on me yesterday to give to its cause since they work in the NYC public schools.
I dropped my kids with one of the instructors who was doing downward dogs and frog poses with the kids and I set up my mat in viewing distance of them.
|The kids doing yoga right next to us.|
Afterward, I picked up my sand-covered children, a few Luna bars and we headed home for showers and bedtime feeling more Zen than earlier.
**Did you ever do yoga on a beach? What makes you feel zen after a tough day? Is there a secret to shopping with kids that I don't know?