When it comes time to send the GGs home from our house or some outing with us, they "do not go gentle into that good night," but instead "Thou go like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon." Getting them to the minivan and locked into their car seats is often a chore, which includes some occasional fits and tears. Yesterday, they came over for lunch after church. After lunch, some friends showed up with their new Hobie Cat wanting to take us sailing. Bo and Sara needed to take the GGs home for a nap, and Bo needed to do some homework for his accounting class – so they could not go sailing with us. It was funny to watch Bo’s reaction. He hung out for a long time talking sailing stuff with our friends. He went out and oohed and aahed over the Cat, but in the end, he went like the quarry-slave, scourged to his dungeon. Toby, Jesse and I went sailing. It should not have surprised me, when Bo and his little family showed up at the lake later that evening. The GGs had had their nap, some homework had been done, but it was just too much for him. He had to get on that Hobie Cat.
Toby and Jesse enjoyed the sailing too. I could see the thought of owning a sailboat running through their minds – like they don’t have enough toys. Sailing is actually something they have both wanted to do. Jesse looked into classes before her Hawaii trip, but was not able to take sailing classes at that time. They have all talked about going back to Corpus Christi for a sailing lesson vacation - that might still happen. I guess it beats bicycle riding, but I am more of the "ride in the front of a speed boat with the water spray hitting me while drinking a wine cooler" person. Don't worry: I will cowboy up. Jesse took her camera and took lots of photos. I will try and post some pics from the excursion when I can get to her camera. Maybe she will post some pics in the meantime.
For whatever reason, Bo and Sara did not bring the girls to the lake in their swimsuits or water shoes. The GGs were okay for a while walking around the edge of the lake, feeding the geese, and playing with some dogs. Then, Bo let the girls sit on the Cat while we were waiting for the trailer to be backed down the boat ramp. Letting them get that close to the water was very exciting for them. Getting them off of the sailboat and away from the water was not done quite so easily. I don’t think they care about the sailing, but the water was fascinating. It was much better than just playing with the water hose. We eventually were able to get them into their minivan, although there were some tears. I see another trip to the lake in our future – this time with the GGs in their swim attire.
Today is going to be a busy day – I must get going.