I love sharing my ocean with people. Obviously. LMAO
But bringing kids on the boat – is something that excites me beyond measure. Not only does it mean teaching future generations to care for the ocean – it means there will be others onboard as hyped about animals AND waves AND shells as I always am (rare).
Shelly, my mom’s best friend, came to visit us in the keys from Tennessee with her kids.
My family is VERY rough and tumble (understatement of the year). We are wild, nonstop, and will make fun you until you cry. It’s all out of love though I promise.
Exhibit A: my dad dive bombing my brother as he’s struggling to swim back to the boat in heavy currents
Shelly and her kids not only took the heat, they dived right in.
We took them out to deep, open waters…
but someone got a little sick.
In his defense, it was a very choppy day. So we headed to the Gulf side.
His sister is a mermaid in the making. She wanted to be where the action was at all times – takes after her mom.
After checking out some mangrove islands we hopped back on the boat for lunch
We started to head back but found a gorgeous patch of sand that needed to be jumped in… like a lot.
The moms watching the chaos from a distance.
You know you’ve found your passion when you have the patience to teach kids about it.
… especially if you aren’t very patient to begin with.
Mission make kids love the ocean & have fun doing it: success.