We drove to the beach for Father's Day and had a wonderful day with Dad splashing in the waves. We even got a few scrapes with seashells under our skin to remind us what brilliant body surfers we are... not.
The real news, though, is that we made several discoveries at the beach. First, we discovered a new tool. Look carefully at what my eldest daughter is holding:
Not the bucket, the other thing.
It looks like a hoe, right? Actually it's a sandcastle-whacker. According to Rachel, the person holding the sandcastle-whacker, can take down their sister's hard work with one strategic swipe. Trust me when I say you have to see this in action. It really is brilliant.
I'll be off to the patent office first thing this morning.
Our other discovery was this:
A new sub-species we are tentatively naming homowatermelonanis. It is a strange creature prone to running on the beach and shrieking in a high-pitched voice. She is not an unusual creature but she likes to come out on crowded beach days, so she blends in. She looks very similar to a homoerectus, except for her unique teeth that are particularly well suited to eating watermelon.
After I visit the patent office, I'll be off to the U.S. Department of Zoology to register my new critter.
Between the new patent and the scientific discovery you should expect to see me on the Today show by the end of the week!