Little OP shopper-in-training. We hit the local thrift stores today in search of roller skates and came home successful. Florin crawled up to strangers and looked at them like so. I was partly concerned someone would think he was for sale and be off with him.
In an elaborate birthday surprise scheme Errol believed I was dropping him at an ungodly hour to meet my dad for a bushwalk. Partly nervous he asked me “but why does your dad suddenly want to get me alone? I haven’t done anything wrong?!” I laughed and said that he just wanted to spend time with Errol and Errol continued looking quite worried. We all privately had a good laugh about this because I was in actuality dropping Errol to the train station with a bag packed for a weekend away with his best mates.
This year I’ve set myself some small, achievable goals and getting back into surfing is one. My little list in the notes on my phone being ticked off one by one.
So in the middle of winter I head down to Coolum beach and try and catch some waves. I am not fit, I have no idea what I am doing and it’s freezing cold but I’ll give it a go. Motivated by knowing my kids will follow my lead far for than anything I say and I can’t very well expect them to all grow up and be amazing, active adults if I don’t give them any example. Since I’ve already got them covered in examples of snuggling on the couch, lazy mornings in bed and really owning a single patch of sand on the beach, I thought I should give them a little diversity ;)