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post #6 of Old 10-11-2002
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Sailing with small children

To reply to Amshan, albeit a little late, but I''ve been moving and offline for a bit.

I have sailed with quite a few kids both while working and during sailing trips with friends, but I am a mom (don''t worry, I won''t hold it against you). My oldest will be 22 next month, my grandson turns three next month, and my baby (but I can''t call him that in front of his friends) had his 17th birthday last April.

Experiences with my own boys led me to be quite popular as a skipper for day trips and overnighters with kids of all ages. Seems like I was the only one who thought of something for the kids to do. My favorite was watching the faces of teenagers who try so hard to not be interested in anything their parents are "making them do". When that grin breaks across their face, it makes your heart soar.

But thanks for the kudos to my ideas.

Fair Winds,
Mary Beth
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