OK, the boy was ten days old yesterday and I finally made it down to the boat. Not bad, once every ten days, that gives me approximately two sailing or boat days every three weeks. I've seen boats at the marina with a lot less love than that.
Now the problem is my loyal readership now numbers in the tens. And I know all of y'all don't really want to wait every ten days for a scintillating sailing story (like how this weekend I finally put the forward starboard window back in). So, do I repurpose the blog and annoy Tim for using words like repurpose?
Do I make it a daddy-blog and fall into line with every other dad who wants to make himself look more involved than he really is (seriously, they're not fooling anyone tapping away at the computer while the Mom changes diapers, helps develop motor functions, and raises the kids).
I could reminisce about old sailing stories (did I ever tell you the one about the Columbus Day Regatta and hooter patrol?), but that would bore me faster than it will bore you and I don't need my readership to decline into the single digits.
So, what to do? Sneak out and sail more? Make up sh*t? Mix clever fatherhood stories in with the good stuff? It's got to be sail more and let the kid fend for himself. The blog has to come first.