Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
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My daughter is a telltale!
A few weekends ago we were in the marina getting the boat ready for the winter.
After having taken the mast off my husband went to put the mast in the shed and I decided to show off a little and drive the boat back to our slip single handed. Half handed really as I had our four year old daughter on board.
Any way, I untied the ropes and backed away from the dock, did a fancy turn around in front of the "crane area" and drove the boat slowly back to our slip and docked without problems.
So far so good.
When my husband came aboard he looked at me and said "are you sure nothing happened last weekend?".
The weekend before I hade been all girls sailing on our boat with 3 other women, in quite rough weather.
I said "What do you mean?"
It turned out that one of the wooden planks on our bowsprit had become dislodged and had a big crack in it.
You can imagine the following conversation where I assured him I had not done it, and did not know what had happened and him not believing me...
After a few minutes of this I ended it with a comment like " well I don't know what happened but I have NOT hit anything!".
This is when my little darling daughter who is usually on my side says in her angelic little voice:
"Yes you did mummy, you hit the dock twice before by the crane. Once in the bow and once in the stern, while you were untying the lines... Don't lie to daddy!"
You can imagine the laugh that my husband burst into...