We went sailing a couple of weekends ago. It seems like it’s taken us forever to be able to get out there on any boat (let alone ours). I’m so grateful to our dear friend for taking us out on his boat. The kids seemed to enjoy it for the most part. Raspberry Bug could have had more fun, but I think she was pretty nervous. We tried to explain to her what sailing was, but found that difficult to explain to a two year old. She was fussy for the whole first hour or so. I kept asking her to use her words. Finally, when she did, she said she wanted to stop moving. She was well behaved, all things considered, as long as I kept her on my lap.
Blueberry Ball loved the whole day! He got to be captain for a little over an hour. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him focus so seriously on anything before and he only needed minimal corrections! He had a little bit of seasickness near the end, but he was such a trooper about it! We started heading back when he wasn’t feeling so hot, and he was smiling before we made it off the boat =)
He had just three rules that day. We kept repeating them on the way to the boat. 1) Listen, 2) Be obedient ,3) Be respectful. He way surpassed my expectations! We left at noon and by the time we got back to our humble aboat it had already gotten dark. Yet, he still listened, obeyed, and showed respect.
While the children napped on board, I climbed to the top.
When they woke up, we had lines in the water.
We had SOOOOOOO much fun! I can’t wait to do it on “The Armor Of God” (our 29′ Cascade)!
It was by far the best field trip yet!