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NCountry, sounds like you've got the right idea! You've obviously done something right!
There was a 18 year old teenager in our neighbourhood who just died of an OD, I didn't know him personally but friends with teenages knew this kid. Seeing how consistently kids who get to the teenage years are lost to the pack of peers is extremely frightening to me. God forbid if one of my kids was off track in his teenage years, if the connection isn't as strong as 5200 by that point I know there won't be a thing I could do about it.
Taking the time be with my kids in a concentrated way soon (cruising) will help to build a connection which I hope to be the foundation to work through the teenage years. I have met some AMAZING kids who grew up as cruisers that I find it totally inspiring. To meet and read stories of the kids who love and appreciate there parents as learned through a life cruising in a small spacing relying on one another.
Of course it doesn't have to be sailing but we heck we're sailors now (partially by virtue of this obsession that has stuck with me for the past few years that grows stronger by the day , with every voyage, even everytime a boat breaks and we get through it and learn something! and for my family for being by my side through this grand adventure.)
NCountry- yes I agree...this winter we will be doing a second four week cruise on the boat as a family...seeing how WE do... tasting the waters as it were AND shaking the boat down
"The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labours hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective". -- Henry David Thoreau
Last edited by GreatWhite; 10-07-2009 at 06:18 PM.