Earlier this week Husband took a day off work, Carter played hooky from preschool and we all joined Cody’s kindergarten class on a field trip to the beach.
It was low tide
We saw brown crabs
We saw purple shore crabs
We saw one sea star
We were squirted by many geoducks
And I sang the chorus from the “gooey duck” song loud and very fast, the only way to really sing it, while confused children looked on. Seriously? Please somebody tell me they know the geoduck song.
I’ve never heard of the Gooey Duck song… but I found it on YouTube and I think it’s awesome that you were singing it. You should teach the kids because I’m pretty sure there will be some funny “slip ups” when they try to sing it. hahaha…
Ha! Thanks for the YouTube link. 🙂 It is quite the catchy toon, don’tcha think? And, yes, ripe for all sorts of interesting “slip ups”.
My favorite gooey ducks!!!!Looks like a fantastic day!!!
They have been labled the obscene clam of the Northwest! It was a fun time and we didn’t lose a single child.
Sounds like a nice day.
It was a lot of fun!
Can I come next time? That looks like my definition of a good day.
We would love to have you come along next time. 🙂 The beach is such a blast!
Never heard of the gooey duck song, or a purple crab or a geoduck. Can you tell the earth sciences aren’t my thing? 🙂
At least you had a lovely time and made a wonderful memory with your family.
I think my knowledge of these things comes from being raised by two teachers with degrees in science, one of them marine biology. Also it does not hurt that I grew up on an island and live in the Pacific Northwest. 🙂
A trip to the beach with the family is always a good time, geoducks or no.
Your boys totally had a great , fun time. So much to discover during the the low tides. I remember going to an island while I was in college and during the low tide we would see huge clams, starfish, even small fishes trapped in cup shapped corals. Magical!
Low tides are the best! It is such fun to explore the little worlds that are tide pools. You are right that it is magical.
Okay, okay, I’m trying to calm my heart down! 🙂 AHHHHHH! No, I’ve never heard the gooey duck song, because I’d never heard of a gooey duck clam! Eek. Blech. Yuck. I am seriously grossed out now. When you said they squirted you I almost died. And I live near the ocean! And spent a good deal of time working at fish markets. Have I just been lucky? Who knows. But I do know I NEVER want to see one of those!
Okay — maybe I’m being a tad squeamish.
I did watch the video, and shared it with my kids just now, before I previewed it. Eek! My daughter and I were grossed out, and my son was captivated.
I don’t even remember what I was going to comment on, because now I am scarred for life after seeing that video. 🙂
Hahahaha – you made me laugh! Geoducks are not known for their beauty or manners. 🙂 But grossed out as you may be, you have to admit that the gooey duck song is catchy. Am I right?
p.s. sorry to scar your for life. 🙂
I am back now. I had to go WASH MY EYES AND EARS! I am the mother of three boys. I wrote a post this week called “Booger-Gate.” My husband is a doctor and talks about butt warts at dinner and I am so disturbed as well. I cannot wait to show my boys in the morning! This is the best start to the summer…ever. They will be begging for me to drive over to the beach! Ewwwwww…..
Hahaha – sorry about those geoducks, they are not the cutest of critters. I hope your boys like the video and that you discover many geoducks on your next trip to the beach.
I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the versatile blogger award.
Thank you! It means a lot to me when a fellow blogger thinks well of my little corner of the blogosphere. You have made my day. 🙂
It was a wonderful time!
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I didn’t know about geoducks. I see some very different things on my walks but I love the crab pictures.
I think geoducks are pretty cool clams, even though the are not very pretty to look at and have a nasty habit of spitting sea water at you.
Thanks for the comment.