There really is something special about catching waves.....I love it....in fact the whole time Munchkin surfed, I was boogie boarding just meters away.....it had nothing to do with wanting to be there incase I needed to help.....nothing at all. C girl was very cautios - but at least she was out there.....baby steps.
In fact we all have the bug for boogie boarding.......the alternative of course is the river. But for some reason the kids felt overdressed for that one.
Going to Ocean Queen next month for a long weekend (before the Aussie tour).....kids are not going in the ocean at all. Have only recently read the story of a family with children older than ours. 3 of the 4 family members (both parents) almost drowned along with 4 other adults in their party. These were not people who didn't know how to swim. We are using the pool and believe me - not going past our ankles in the ocean. We may sound pathetic - but the ocean here is unlike anything that I have ever encountered. I just want to come home and still have 5 people in my family.....happy thoughts.