It's been a running theme on this blog that my son is scared of wind, sailing, and even the thought of leaving the dock. I do what I can...we hang out at the boat, he has pirate gear, and I feed him well. But he's always had issues with the boat.
This weekend, we may have had a breakthrough. We did our normal routine on the boat: play with the pirate stuff, play with the winches, snack, and read his space books. But he did more this time. He played in the v-berth, sticking his head out of the hatch like a meerkat. He went on deck, inventing a game where he goes on the foredeck, I drop him through the hatch and we race to the cockpit. Did I mention he went on deck? Believe it or not, that was his first time on the foredeck.
But that wasn't the coolest thing. I think he got over his wind-o-phobia. Remember The Freshmaker?
After I set that up, he played Wind Tunnel. He would stand up in the scoop and yell "WIND TUNNEL" as loud as he could, reveling in the 10 knots of breeze flying down into the v-berth!
Next stop: Sailing.