After a good review the other day, we headed back down to Kuhio Beach Park for more sun and surf. The girls quickly got back down to the water and planned out their day.
After watching Sydney go out on a surfboard with me, Reagan wanted no part of that. So I sent in the heavy hitter to make the sell — Mom! Within minutes, Kim had her down at the shore ready to go with me. Reagan was giving me the rules about not wanting to do this and that. But once I showed her how you lay down and then how you can beat the board like a drum, all the fears went away. “I love my Daddy”, she would say. This is her catch phrase when I do something she likes. Apparently, the rest of the time its just “I will tolerate you”. So we paddled out a bit and played various games. We stopped in between the two breaks and watched the further out surfers. I told her those were the big boys and we need to see how they do it. She insisted that we go out and get a closer look. I swear! We paddled way out and just rode the waves. We made no attempt to surf. Just hanging loose as they say here. When it was time to go in, we had to paddle towards shore and one wave picked us up. We weren’t even trying. We got moving better than when i was actually trying with Sydney. Weeeee! Reagan thought that was awesome. She started chanting about doing it again but she had to go tell Sydney and Mommy how fun that was. That was fun. That was fun. Over and over. It was cool to see her so excited. I am sure she will drag her feet when I ask to take her again in a few days. That’s just how this works with girls I guess.
That evening we had a big outing — a luau! We sat right in the front row so the girls could watch the show. There were a few chances for crowd learning and participation so they jumped right up on stage to get their hula on.