We are lucky to live in an amazing part if the world with beautiful waterways to explore.
Yesterday we were cruising on our boat and our youngest chose to watch a movie instead of take in the gorgeous scenery.
We came across the biggest pod of dolphins I have ever seen. About 50 of these beautiful creatures raced towards our boat to frolic in our wake and ride off the bow. It was one of those once in a lifetime moments when you are humbled by the experience of being so close to so many of these wild animals.
We called out to our son to come see this incredible spectacle, to which he replied, ‘It’s ok I’ve seen dolphins before. I don’t want to pause the movie.’ I couldn’t believe he was oblivious to the rarity of the situation and that he would choose a movie over such natural beauty. Of course we stopped his movie and made him join us, which in hindsight he was grateful for, although not initially.
Sometimes kids take things in their stride not realising the beauty and the privilege of the situation until it is over.
It’s not until you are an adult that you really marvel in nature’s beauty and appreciate how amazing the world around us is.
So until our kids have the maturity to recognise moments of natural glory, we will try to impress on them how lucky we are and take photos to share with them later in life.