Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Would You, Could You In a Boat

Our friends invited us over for an afternoon of boating so Bug went on his first boat ride. It's been years since I've been on a boat so I was looking forward to it (I'm terrified of water but love being on speedboats--sailboats, not a chance).

Bug agreed to wear the life vest without a fuss because we explained that Curious George wears one when he's on a boat. Whatever works, right? Bug was offered the chance to steer the boat--with our fearless skipper right behind him--but the levers and buttons were too appealing. He figured out the throttle and for a moment we were 'full speed ahead' and once he turned the key and shut the boat down (um, sorry about that). A few times he tried to position himself as though he were planning to pose for the toddler version of the Titanic poster but I proved I can move pretty fast.


We docked the boat and Bug climbed a lighthouse and ran through the Maritime Museum. After a little more time on the boat (without Bug in command, thankyouverymuch) we stopped at a secluded beach and he had a great wandering around and watching the 'yucky' jellyfish. He helped pull the anchor up and we were on our way.

When it was time to leave our friends' house, Bug decided he wanted to stay. It seems our Cap'n Bug found his sea legs.



13 comments:

  1. i think i would have been a nervous wreck.

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  2. I would have been a nervous wreck too! But it sounds like great fun!

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  3. The only time Grasshopper has been on a boat ride (with my parents, I wasn't there) he climbed on and immediately planted himself in the Captain's chair and said, "I drive."

    Apparently the glass-bottom boat tour operators didn't think it was nearly as funny as my folks did...

    Glad y'all had fun!

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  4. Good for you for using the Curious George tactic. Sounds like a wonderful day!

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  5. Sounds like a fun time! I would have been nauseated the whole time...dang motion sickness

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  6. He had the full nautical experience. Love it!

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  7. Aww, he looks sooo cute in his little life jacket.

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  8. Hey you, I have an award for you...and not just because I won a book!
    Come and get it if you wanna...

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  9. awww. how cool! I love boats! Thanks again for the book! Hey - did mama-face and I both win? What are you up to here? :)

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  10. I would love to take the girls out on a boat! No wonder he didn't want to leave! FUN!

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  11. btw- I thanked you on my blog today! :)

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