When I’m not working or on set, I try to spend as much time outside as possible. I have always been very close to nature and I use every opportunity to connect with nature. Now that I’m a mom, I still love being outside and sharing that with my little boy. At first I thought it would be difficult to think of adventures that are kid friendly and fun for the whole family, but it was so much easier than I thought. We made our home in Hawaii and the options to explore are endless, whether it be swimming, hiking, boating or fishing. Although he’s a little too young for that now, I’ll definitely teach my son how to fish once he’s old enough. My three reasons why I teach my child to fish are:
1. Escape the interiors
Being on the water is really a passion of mine – my husband and I named our son Ocean, so that says it all. We introduced him to the ocean at two weeks old and he absolutely loved him. When he grows up, we look forward to taking him on further trips and teaching him to fish. We want him to be confident and not be afraid of getting dirty, playing hard and burning off some of that energy for toddlers!
2. THIS FIRST BITE
The feeling that the first tug on the line is so exciting that in that second moment you remember why you’re out there waiting for the first bite. Nothing compares to reeling in the big one – when you get the chance to reel in a big fish, you’ll find it to be one of the coolest feelings. The biggest fish I ever caught was a 30 pound black fin tuna, and I think that was one of my proudest moments. I want Ocean to experience the satisfaction that comes with hard work – and of course the thrill of a catch!
3. CONNECT WITH THE FAMILY
When I was growing up, my sisters and I often went fishing with my father, grandma, and grandpa. It was something we did as a family and I have such wonderful memories of that time in my life. Can’t wait for Ocean to grow up and join tradition. I hope he continues to enjoy being on the water and eventually fishing because it’s so fun and we can always do it together.
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