Five is a funny age. They want so bad to be big and do big kid things, but they want mom within shouting distance while they do it. The buzz around here is all about having "sleep overs". Basically, Zach's friends want to crash on the boat. But they don't want to necessarily be away from mom or dad. We even had the classic middle of the night bail out recently with one sweet little girlfriend. So we took a different tack when Z's best friend Miss T asked for a sleep over this weekend. We brought our house to her house.
It's the best of both worlds. The kiddos got to spend the whole evening together, but her home sweet home was right outside our hatch.
She got to be away from baby brother, but mom and dad where just up the hill. Just in case.
I am happy to report, the kids played, giggled, talked non-stop, crashed, and woke up happy as can be. Then mom, dad, and baby brother strolled down from the house for breakfast aboard.
It's a good thing Z has more friends who live on the water. I have the feeling this won't be the last sail-up slumber party.
p.s. Z and I are hitting the road for some family visits. So posts here will be a little more sporadic for a week or so. ROAD TRIP!