the two-year-old surfing wonder

We hit the beach yesterday with our new playground friend and her daughter, and M came upon a boogie board that had washed up on shore. She immediately grabbed it, ran into the water a ways, squatted down to use her arms to “paddle” out, and then hopped on the board and attempted to “ride a wave” in.

Ok, I’m not a surfer. I’ve never, to my knowledge, read a book, watched a movie, or in any other way exposed my child to surfing. We once watched surfers on a beach in Malibu on vacation when M was six-months-old. She obviously remembers that day… either that, or being conceived in California really did leave some kind of surfer-imprint on her genome. Or perhaps she is tapping into past life experiences?

Because, really, seriously guys… how does my daughter know what surfing is???

Paddling
Practicing her paddling
Jumping on
Jumping on
Catching a wave
Catching a wave
Riding it in
Riding it in
Gosh mom, why are you acting like this is so weird? I'm trying to surf, here.
Gosh mom, why are you acting like this is so weird? I’m trying to surf, here.

I guess her love of surfing just goes way back…

World record holder for Cutest Surfer Baby
World record holder for Cutest Surfer Baby, 2013

Also adorable… M went in to give her friend E a hug. E surprised her by not only hugging her but kissing her on the lips! M was so surprised that she giggled and kept her hand over her mouth for a whole minute… Never have seen her get so bashful before!

Surprise kiss
Surprise kiss
Too shocked to know what to do
Too shocked to know what to do
Still thinking about that kiss!
Still thinking about that kiss!

How adorable is that! Love seeing M really get along with a friend.

Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

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