Wednesday, May 12, 2010

when I grow up

It was less than a year ago. The marina finally finished re-building and reconfiguring the docks and we were able to move into a fabulous new slip at the end of the pier. The view, the breeze, the privacy... we LOVED it!
Over the winter while we were in Hawaii, the marina offered to let us put the boat back in our old slip. It was considered a favor because the slip was very close to shore and very protected which would be good in what turned out to be a very rough winter.

But now it's spring. And we were waiting for the all clear to move back to our fab slip at the end. Then the marina gave us the news. You can't move back to the end of the dock. You need to stay in this old spot because there is a bigger, fancier, more expensive boat who wants the spot. Oh, and the boat belongs to a TV news celebrity. And that's that. We lost our spot. And I admit it, I am bitter. I want my views and breeze and privacy (especially with the baby coming).
But my sweet boy is never daunted. As the big yacht pulled up today, he ran down to greet them, petting their dog and declaring loudly, "Your boat is BEEE-YOUUU-TEEE FUL! So shiny!" I see a big hunk of antique wood blocking what little view we have and hogging up my spot. He sees a new friend. My sweet boy, if only I could be like him when I grow up.

6 comments:

Lily Boot said...

bah! Good on Zach for practising such wonderfully Buddhist grace and good cheer but I am perfectly comfortable with drawing up a chair overlooking the not-view and sharing a wee glass of bitter lemon with you. If only it wasn't a tv celebrity and it looks more like a lunchbox than a yacht!

affectioknit said...

That's so sweet! We certainly all need to learn that lesson...

...and it is often best taught by a child...

Valerie said...

Just found your blog and have been enjoying it!

gardenmama said...

ugh. that is just not cool to block the view... i am feeling sad for you : ( hopefully they will be out more than in "their" spot. zach is a sweetie xo

Christine said...

i think that stinks, but gosh... our children are always teaching us something.

Sara said...

Wow. That's no fun. So much for the "favor" this winter. Maybe the big boat won't stay too long? Zach sounds like quite a cool kid, though - a very wise boy.

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