My brother and I or my sister and I would try to stack castle turrets onto sandy castle walls, then scoop out moats so that the occasional wave would fill the moat to out pleasure before they came closer and stronger, and stronger and closer until the walls and turrets would start to cave in to the incoming tide, smoothing out the sand until there was no trace of our masterpiece.
Even their castles are amazing and spectacular,
BUT--I suspect I had just as much pure fun as that small child with my more modest efforts, giggling and playing innocently in the summer sunshine.
Today make a date to build a sand castle with your child... whether you too are at a beach...
or far far from a beach
Create that joy, that moment, that memory for your child...
anything can happen, but magic is almost guaranteed !