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Parents let their 6-month-old baby water ski and internet reacts
He's actually incredibly impressive!
Michael Dabu
10.18.20

The internet is filled with adorable baby photos and videos. At such a young age, these little cuties have made quite a stir (of the cute variety) in the online community. Who wouldn’t love it? We need more sources of good vibes and positivity, especially during these difficult times.

With the hundreds, thousands, to millions of cute baby videos that are on the internet, you’d probably think that you have already seen everything.

You better think again.

Parents want nothing but the best for their child’s future, that’s 100% sure without a doubt. While that’s a fact, Mindi and Casey Humpherys, however, are taking a little bit of a different approach for their baby.

Meet little Rich Casey Humpherys, the water skiing baby!

Don’t bother reading the last line again because you read it right. This cutie could be the tiniest water glider that we have ever seen.

It all started when his parents shared a photo and a video of him having the time of his life while standing on a board and being pulled by some sort of a water boat. It took place at Lake Powell, Utah, when the family made a special trip during his 6th month birthday.

They did it with hopes that it will earn their baby a world record as the world’s youngest water skier.

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Lake days!

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Some of you might ask, “isn’t that dangerous?”

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Lake days with dad!

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It’s not like Mindi and Casey would do something that would harm their own child. It was not like that, not even near.

Baby Rich has his own special baby water ski, securely strapped in, and he’s got a “just in case” floatation jacket.

Another question that might arise is why are his parents so keen on making him glide on open waters just for a world record? Why not? After all the safety precautions made by the parents, what harm could skiing possibly bring this little one?

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My first tire change. #pitcrew

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He’s doing a great job!

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Happy 4th of July! #starsandstripes @mcboatcompany

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Isn’t that exceptional for his age? Not all 6-month-old babies could maintain balance and posture while standing or walking. But baby Rich here is gliding on a shaky surface.

Again, let us just mention that he’s on the water! And just how many 6-month-olds do you know who can grip onto something with enough force to hold them upright?

Also, while most babies will be scared to see a vast body of water, our baby skier here is different. He absolutely loves it! Just look at that smile. It’s like he’s having the time of his life like a modern age son of the seas.

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My first time ever kayaking!

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He almost looks like a professional, almost.

With proper guidance, continuous training, and undying support from his parents, we are sure that he will become a world-champion water skier someday.

We can’t deny the fact that the video proves that he’s got quite a lot of promise for a baby of his age.

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Lake dayz…

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But not everyone is happy.

The photo and video that the Humpherys posted on their social media account sparked some debates about their decision in letting their baby ski on, what it seemed to them as, “dangerous water.”

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With all the judgment that they received from the comments section, they also got some people who supported them and saw nothing bad with what they did.

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An Instagram user wrote:

“Child abuse where🤔 I dont see them verbally abusing the baby, I dont see them physically abusing the baby, I just see a family having fun. A little on the dangerous side maybe, but the boat wasn’t going fast. People need to stop exaggerating situations.”

While this one added:

“All I have to say is LOOK AT THAT SMILE!!!! So happy and lucky to have parents caring about him so much they barely take their hand off him let alone their eyes!”

I couldn’t agree more with that. After all, Mindi and Casey are not the types of parents who would compromise the safety of their own child just for fame.

Watch the adorable baby water skier below and see the wide smile on his face.

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By Michael Dabu
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Michael Dabu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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