Remember that game from back in the day, two truths and a lie? Let’s play.
- I was a competitive gymnast
- I used to barefoot ski
- I was an award winning fisher-lady
Want to take a guess which one is the lie?
Here’s your first hint.
And your second hint.
And well, there is no picture of me competing in a gymnastics meet (but I did do a lot of dance).
Growing up, we spent almost every single weekend and many weekdays and nights during the summer on our boats. At one point, we actually had two boats. A boat for skiing, where I learned to barefoot (yes, I skied on my feet alone), slalom, wakeboard, kneeboard and more. And of course, I also had my fair share of sunburns.
I also could fish like a boss. We used to get on the water before sunrise and have a cooler full of flounder before lunch time. Fresh fish is the best! Our family had some great times fishing and water skiing. And, we had a lot of downtime where we learned some important life lessons (thanks mom for your brutal honesty!). Who would have thought that being on a boat would lead to learning?
Many, many summers ago, we went up to my aunt’s house and took our oldest (if I wouldn’t have told you, would you have known which kiddo this is?) for her first boat ride. We were worried she wouldn’t be a fan of the lifejacket, but she did surprisingly well. Her only lesson? How to eat a lollipop for the first time!
We are headed to the lake in August with some friends and their new boat. They took a lot of time searching for just the right boat for them and I’m excited to see what they got and go for a ride with the family (or maybe I’ll steal away for a minute sans kiddos and relive my skiing days!)
Tissue alert, check out this short film, Good Run about a man’s life journey by boat. I can’t even imagine!
Do you have any boating stories from the past? Or , want to play two truths and a lie, leave them below and we’ll see if we can get it right!