Sand in your shorts
As magical as a night without the children was, today we made a memory of a different kind. The warm, happy, sandy, salty, gleeful laughter and water-up-the-nose kind. The kind that can only happen at the beach.
All I can say is, if you live in the D.C. area and you haven't spent a morning at North Beach with your little ones ... it's not too late. Grab a shovel, a pail, a floating ring, and a big towel. They've got beach umbrellas and chairs for rent, and the sun and sand are just perfect this time of year.
You just might have the beach all to yourself.