We had another great sail this past weekend. Bryan’s dad joined us and the girls took yet again another restful boat nap. I used to dread Sunday’s as we prepared for the upcoming work week and through the years we have attempted to make “Sunday Funday”, but I think we might have FINALLY accomplished it by being out on the boat sailing and this makes me SO excited about our goals.
As I put the girls down for a nap and feed them lunch or as they call it “boat snacks”, I can envision myself living on the boat and this being my everyday routine. Avery happily goes to “her bed” and lies down while I rub her back. So much more focus can be put on the girls since everyday distractions are not on the boat. When Leslie woke up from her nap early, I was able to just sit and hold her while she fell back to sleep. At the house, I would have tried to put her back in her crib in order to continue chores around the house to get ready for the next day at work. But on the boat, I was able to savor this sweet moment with my baby and just hold her in my arms for the next 45 minutes. I felt so content to just be living in that moment.
I am learning a short (actually an ever growing) list of things that make our sailing Sundays more enjoyable. I can imagine our list will be multiple pages long when we start making the transition to living onboard.
-2 Blankets and 2 pillows
-Books that are chosen by each girl before we leave
-Sippy cups (I forgot Avery’s cup this past week and we had to improvise with sharing….which does not always work out well!)
-Plenty of snacks. Current favorites are popcorn, cracker, apples, and fruit snacks.
-Diapers and wipes and a change of clothes (Avery spilled apple juice on her shirt, so she slept without a shirt while we dried it off in the wind…would have been nice to have a change of clothes!)