The evolution of confidence is a remarkable thing. At the beginning of our holiday, Angus would barely set foot in the ocean, with his junior boogie board. His first boogie board. A lovely Christmas gift from a dear friend. We coaxed and demonstrated in the crystal clear waters of the Sunshine Coast. To no avail. True to the observer in Angus, he stood back, with trepidation and each day would return to the car, carrying his tiny, untouched board. On our last day, at Coolum Beach, he finally plucked up the courage to give it a red hot go. Scott and I, super proud of our big boy's mettle. With that, a little surfer was born. Eventually, we were able to lure him from the waves. Exhaustion, thirst and hunger won out.
Today, on home turf, it was the perfect opportunity to test out the boogie board skills. Confidence has grown even stronger. Straight in, no persuasion required, riding the gentle shore-break like a budding grommet. A nice way to spend Scott's last day before his return to work. It's been a terrific three weeks, the boys and I have loved every precious minute of having Daddy around full time. Uninterrupted family time is so few and far between for the most part of our year, so we have really treasured these warm Summer moments.