The Bigness of Sherwood Forest in Waimanalo
When you live on a small island and the press of traffic and bodies and heat seems to grow every year, you treasure the few last open spaces. Wide open areas where you feel you can breathe. There are still a few beaches that make you feel small against the vast beauty of nature. Sherwood forest, tucked against the Koolau Mountains in Waimanalo, is one of those special places. For a family reunion dominated by small boys bursting with energy, the bigness of
Fun and Chaotic Family Reunions in Hawaii
Although it’s often seen in a negative light, there is fun and beauty in chaos. When you combine families with a total of six boys under five years of age, you get chaos. It’s unavoidable. There is a constant hum of energy with the occasional personality clash. Shy and sensitive abutting boisterous and energetic. Yet, in the in-between moments, there are also tender displays of love and affection. A helping hand, an arm around the shoulder or a silly joke to put a smile back on the tear-streaked face of a cousin.
If you’re calm and collected like these amazingly patient parents, you will find love beneath the chaos. We spent a lovely morning in the wide-open space of Waimanalo and made beautiful memories. I left them exhausted and in dire need of a coffee and nap, but everyone was still smiling. It was all worth it.
Are You Planning a Family Reunion in Hawaii?
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