Tuesday, August 14, 2007

my new love

for those of you that read my 100, you will recall that i have a fear of waves. though i am an excellent, strong swimmer, i've always feared waves. maybe it goes back to the summer when i was a young girl frolicking in the waves at big corona when smack i was hit by a wave and it tumbled me over and over. i didn't know which way was up or down and i seriously thought i was a goner. but, obviously, it didn't kill me, but i was scarred for life!

or was i?

that all changed today! we went down to little corona today and mitch and i went boogie boarding. i was determined to give it a try, and boy did i fall in LOVE with it! we only had one boogie board between us, thanks to gavan, so we had to share. it was hard giving it up when it was mitch's turn. in fact, when we were walking back to the car i asked mitch, "did you have this much fun last year when you boogie boarded with gavan?" his reply, "yea! actually i had more fun because gavan wasn't a board hog like you!" i must admit, i did hog the board! it was just too fun not too!!

at first, i just road the little tiny waves, granted, the waves don't get all that big at little corona. right at the beginning i had the board and a bigger wave was coming toward us, it was a really nice one. mitch said, "take this one!" i chickened out and let it pass, catching a much smaller one. by the end of the day i was passing up the little ones and waiting for the big ones like that first one i let go. i tell you i am hooked.

tonight on the way home from the movies we were talking about our boogie boarding adventures and i said to my mom, "so, now we just need to move down here so we can boogie board." mitch said, with a chuckle, "no, mahina, you don't need another addiction. that is just what our kids need. they are already neglected because of your blogging addiction, they don't need you to abandon them for boogie boarding too. they need a mom!" i figure i can just take them with me and they can learn to boogie board! see, good quality time!

so here is a video of mitch and the girls playing in the sand while i am boarding. then, mom pans over to me in the water catching a TINY wave. it was still fun though! she didn't get me on any of the bigger ones. (note: mitch doesn't usually wear shoes to the beach. those are water shoes for walking at the tidepools ;-)

5 comments:

Darilyn said...

You can definitely take your kids with you boogie boarding. They would love it. Good solid time with Mom! I'm so glad you didn't let fear get in your way. And now you have a new thing you love. That's awesome Mahina.

Amanda said...

Can I come boogie boarding with you when you come? I have always wanted to try it! I tend to freak out when I have pushed over by a big wave...

Malia said...

Woo hoo!!! Im so proud! Thats one step closer to surfing which is eve more fun!!! Thats kinda funny that you were the board hog! when I broke one of my surf boards, I tried stuarts and loved it more than the other one I had so I decided to adopt it as my own... i kinda hogged his board! Fun! can't wait to see the video!

Bridget said...

That's awesome M! Way to overcome your fear and learn to love it. And hey there is nothing wrong with another addiction. All things that make mom happy, make mom a better mom. That's my theory.

Malia said...

Haha.... i was wondering about the shoes... i just thought that mitch was weird because he grew up in Albuquerque or something! Hehe jk