Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Buckroe Beach, Virginia is now known as Jelly Fish Field


Last week I took the kids to the beach. I've been bragging ever since about all the work that's been done to this particular beach since last year. They've really cleaned it up. Large rock walls have been put in to block waves for little kid friendly spots to have fun in.



Friday night I convinced our neighbors to join us for a day at the beach. The hesitantly accepted.

We got to the beach around 9:30 to get our pick of spots before the crowds showed up. This also allows for close parking which makes the dragging of all the "stuff" tolerable. Especially on the way out when everyone is tired and kids no longer want to help.

I really could have used some super powers. Not the leaping steel buildings kind. The kind that can repel these...




The beach was covered with them. Last week we saw a few little parts but nothing like this. It freaked me out a little. Then I walked into the water and saw this...

If you look close you can see two. One that looks like the one on the sand (lower left) and one that looks like the jelly fish Spongebob tries to catch (upper right).

I got close enough to get this..


...and then I got the heck out of the water. I'm ashamed to admit that the kids weren't afraid to get in the water...I wasn't so brave. My superpowers eluded me. I was a mere mortal mom.. far from the shore.

Once all the kids had claimed to be stung, one screaming and the others barely mentioning it (which I suspect means something rubbed up against them but probably didn't sting them), we decided to have a different kind of fun. Again us moms sat on the sidelines while the kids and dads did this...







Heads in the sand. What could be more fun than that. The day wasn't a total waste. The kids had fun. I was a little embarrassed for suggesting such a jellyfish infested beach (Yes Brook, you did warn me). Is there a jellyfish season? They just weren't there last week. When will they be gone?

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! Is there anything you can do if one gets stung?

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  3. It sounds like everyone had fun. I've been stung by a jellyfish. If they had been, they would have been screeming and crying.

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  4. Hey Girl, one thing you can do it to pee in the water. they hate urine. the urine will also remove the pain of a jellyfish sting. carry accent flavor enhancer, which is basically msg with papin included - to fight the pain should one sting you. these are tips from my personal experience, as well as having a cousin who I lived with on Miami Beach, literally. yes I lived on Miami Beach on 31st and Collins - On The Beachside in an Apartment. it was so nice to have the ocean as the sound effects and cooler.

    7/6 is my birthday so stop by any of my blogs for some Birthday Fun. Cheers Girly !

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  5. Yuk! I hate when the jellyfish come out...and the stings HURT! I used a baking soda paste on mine when I got stung! Hopefully they will leave the area fast! Wonder if they are at Yorktown Beach yet???

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  6. Ewwwww! I would've stayed out of the water too! I like the Spongebob jellyfish way better than the real thing.

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  7. Yes, there is a "jellyfish" season of sorts, they come closer as the water gets warmer. So just about the time the water is "perfect", the jellyfish think so, too!

    Also, the jellies are out at Yorktown Beach and all over the York River! My son went wakeboarding and said there were a lot of jellies in the York River!

    I am so sad, all the free swimming around here is a "stinging" proposition!

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  8. Yes, there is a "jellyfish" season of sorts, they come closer as the water gets warmer. So just about the time the water is "perfect", the jellyfish think so, too!

    Also, the jellies are out at Yorktown Beach and all over the York River! My son went wakeboarding and said there were a lot of jellies in the York River!

    I am so sad, all the free swimming around here is a "stinging" proposition!

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  9. Ewwwww! I would've stayed out of the water too! I like the Spongebob jellyfish way better than the real thing.

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  10. Brenden BellflowersJuly 15, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    this is Brenden Bellflowers not to long ago i had got stung buy a big jellyfish i could not see it cause it was big and clear but
    i got stung in the face back both arms and my torso and i was elergic and i whent into anaphalactic shock and i had blisters on my face where it had also stung me i was red this was not a sun burn i said it was a jellyfish it the worst pain i had ever felt i had to go to an ambulance to the emergency through the ER i am age 10 telling this story

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  11. Brenden,
    That sounds awful.  Where were you when you got stung?  Just curious about the different types.  Glad you recovered but feel terrible that you had to go through that.  I won't go in the water if I see them but it doesn't stop the kids.  Maybe your story will.  Thanks for sharing it.

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  12. Brenden BellflowersJuly 15, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    i was at buckroe beach virginia when that happened

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  13. Oh my.  Do you live here or were you visiting?  We usually stay away once the weather warms the water because they get so bad.

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  14. Brenden BellflowersJuly 15, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    i live here and it was a hi tide that day

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