Cass is just crazy excited, like a dog when the bell door rings:
-Oh my god oh my god oh my god! I can’t believe that we are leaving!!!! HIIIIII! I can’t control myself, just too excited!
-Calm down, we are 10 minutes away from the boat yard only, replies Sam. We literally, JUST left the anchorage.
Kids arrived at the boat. They look at their bedroom, their toys…their new home.
-Wooooooowwwwww, says Salty.
-Woooooooowwwwoooowwww, , says Matey.
-Daddy, what is this orange thing in the middle of the living room?
-It’s a fridge Salty.
No more cds in the house (we sold them all!), we’re listening to the radio in the car that morning. It’s commute time from home to the daycare:
-Who sings that song Mommy? asks Salty.
-Her name is Pink, pumpkin.
I see her coming… She will say she loves the song because her name is Pink.
It seems that sleep triggers sleep. Unfortunately for us, Matey is teething. Indeed! the first week has been great (except the first night) in regard of sleep. Now, Matey has started to wake up 2, 3 even 4 times per night. And waking up earlier. All that to say…
Sam and I are on the boat, making a last time check up before the holidays.
-Are we ready for the trip?
-Yes we are.
-Did you bring all the grocery we planned, we don’t want to buy the dry goods when we’ll be on foot with the two kids?
-We’re good with tin cans, cereals, powdered milk for Matey, spices, etc, etc, etc.
-Do we have enough toilet paper???
This summer, we are taking our vacations with the kids on our current sailboat. I spent a lot of time preparing this trip. We want the kids to like it and we hope they’ll feel like home on the boat. But what if the weather is soooo hot, without a freezer? What if the nights are cold, without a heater? What if Matey is seasick everywhere on his bed sheets, without a washing machine? …
We’ve decided to cast off on a sailboat long before the kids were born. But they were part of the plan, so we’ve waited for them. Since they’re born, we take all precautions possible to make sure they know what a sailboat is. We buy books, have paintings, games…