Since our trip to Minnesota, Little Miss J has become obsessed with boats and boat jackets. She asks to wear a "boat jacket" every.single.day. and is quick to identify any boat she sees whether in the water, on a trailer, on TV, etc.
A few days before we left for vacation, Little Miss J's swim instructor had the kids wear life jackets at a swim lesson. At that time, Little Miss J must have thought it was some sort of torture device because she screamed her little face off, when I strapped it on her. Fortunately, Grandma Amy started conditioning her on the car ride to the cabin telling her that she had to wear her special boat jacket so that she could ride on the boat. Apparently, that did the trick. All week long she was talking about boats and boat jackets. Unfortunately, here in Arizona, we have neither a boat nor a boat jacket. Last night at dinner, she was looking at pictures of her on Papa Roger's boat and decided that she needed to be wearing a boat jacket at the dinner table. She went nuclear when I broke the news that we did not have a boat jacket for her to wear. After much cajoling, the only way to talk her off that ledge was to suggest that we go swimming. So after dinner, we took a little dip in the pool. I grew up going to the cabin and riding in boats, and I'm glad that Little Miss J gets to experience the cabin life even though we live so far away. It's also fairly amusing that she now says "boh-t" with a true Minnesotan accent.
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