Sometimes, though, when things get a little overwhelming I find it's best to step away and take a little break from the madness. So instead of stewing around the construction zone that is our boat, I decided to go get a pedicure. That's right. I got a little foot massage and someone scrubbed my toes all clean. It was heavenly. Scott and Isla met me afterwards and we had a nice late afternoon walk down bustling Las Olas, stopping for an early dinner at one of the quaint Parisan sidewalk cafes that expensive boulevards never fail to offer. When we returned, we put Isla to bed and Scott and I curled up in the aft cabin to watch "Ted". Nothing puts things in perspective like a movie about a living, breathing, pot-smoking teddy bear. It was an evening free of lists, research, projects, emails or delegation and it was wonderful.
This morning we were back at it; the stays'l tracks were mounted in their proper place and it looks like tomorrow the boat will be put back together again. Scott even started installing our life-line netting and we have now joined the ranks of thousands of boater parents that have come before us by turning our boat into a veritable playpen that screams "we have kids on board!". It is, in fact, a great change.
|The unofficial insignia of boats with kids on board.|