As soon as the bus stopped at the corner of my street I ran home. I quickly ran upstairs to my room to put away all my things from that day at school. I put on my swimsuit under the clothes I was already wearing so my mom wouldn’t know where I was going. I ran through the grass straight to the end of the yard where the edge of the backyard met the beginning of the ocean; the ocean in my backyard. This was my favorite part of the day, getting to spend hours on end playing in the water and reaching for the sea creatures that I felt moving beneath my feet. I didn’t realize how much time had passed until I noticed the sun beginning to set. I quickly gathered my things and ran back to the house just in time to get changed and down to the dinner table before my parents started to wonder where I had been.
As I sat there playing with my food and answering my parents’ questions about my day, all I could think of was how excited I was to go play in the ocean in my backyard tomorrow.