Saturday, 5 July 2014

It takes a village

Aloha everyone! 

We are on our way back to Honolulu from Kona, on Hawaii's Big Island. It is the first time in two weeks I have the time to sit down and flip through the pages of TWO magazines AND write a blog post.

We have been busy, guys. Long forgotten was going hands free in Vancouver. Since we arrived, we have been spending our time chasing our two water-addicted offsprings from one resort pool to the other (first at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and then at the Hilton Waikoloa Village). We have attended a luau, taken many walks in the beach, tried stand-up canoeing, and visited the Big Island (more on this later). My son has swam with dolphins. We had lunch watching the dolphins playing in the pool below us. We have all swam with turtles.

You know what though? The most amazing thing that has happened in the past two weeks is how my seven-year old son has blossomed. He has a completely new energy. Last year he was afraid to wear a snorkel (let alone use it) and this year he has breathed more through his snorkel than without. Then he has ditched the snorkelling gear altogether and stuck his head in the water -- something he has never felt comfortable doing. And if going hands free is a mindset, I am glad I was there to witness the change. 

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