Today I’m grateful for… the mermaid.
What? I hear you ask. “You mean Ariel, the animated character, surely.”
A real-life mermaid.
Well, as real as anyone is gonna get to, according to those who were at Seaford beach today.
Baby girl and I met up with some family friends there, to see the event that was Tarielle, the mermaid, swim to shore and talk about mermaid life.
And pose for pictures, of course!
It was quite the spectacle. About a hundred parents and children gathered after 1pm to watch the shimmery figure of Tarielle, swim up to the sand, with delighted and captivated kids barely able to contain themselves.
girl mermaid was amazing. I can’t imagine the body strength required to swim in that… ‘fishtail,’ and sit at odd angles for 3 hours talking and posing, while making her tail splash intermittently.
What an effort. For a mermaid that is. 😉
But it wasn’t all entertainment. This mermaid came with a message. Amidst the sweet smiles and jokingly telling us she was grumpy when they made a movie about her sister and not her, she was there to talk about the environment, keeping the oceans free from litter, and asking the kids to pick up rubbish whenever they saw it out and about.
Such a great message for impressionable minds.
Do you know what baby girl and her friend did then?
They went searching for litter. Fortunately they didn’t find any. ❤🧜♀️