The teacher

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Harry is great with Kate.**  He can be a bugger sometimes too--like yesterday when he told her we leave to go home tomorrow!

He teaches her a lot of things though and he is very patient while doing so.  Harry spends a lot of time on vacation skim boarding so Kate decided she wanted to learn how to skim board too.  It looks easy but trust me--it is NOT!  Dave, Will and I have tried it.  Since we value our limbs, we did not continue.

So, Dave, Harry and Kate went shopping for a beginning board for Kate.

Then, the other morning, Harry set out to teach Kate.

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He was so incredibly patient.  He started at the most basic point --just getting her comfortable stepping on the board.  Then she practiced that for a looooong time.

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Next, he just had her toss the board.  They just skimmed it back and forth to one another for another long bit of time.

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Finally, she was ready to throw, run and jump on.  She had a few tumbles but she got the hang of it.  And now she and Harry spend hours at the little tide pool skim boarding.


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And Kate is determined.  She is the only girl out there most of the time with a handful of boys.  She has made HUGE improvements.  And yesterday two 12 year old girls asked Kate to teach them how to skim board. And she did!!!


And here is a tiny bit of video from the afternoon of day one...






And now she is trying little tricks....




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**I don't want to give the impression my kids are perfect or that they never fight.  I think they fight less than most kids but they do criticize and bicker sometimes too. They are very normal.

3 comments:

  1. Your vacation posts are making me wish I was taking a trip to the beach this summer! Still, I'm enjoying them very much :) Glad you're all having fun in the sun!

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  2. It was so nice to meet you today! Thank you for bringing your beautiful daughter over for me to meet!
    Diana Jackson

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  3. Sweet! My second is a lot like that! He is so good with the littles!

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