Originally Posted by Fulmitz
It is around the corner and now reality is setting in!! Nervous and excited at the same time as the new crew member isn't here yet. She's due in about 3 weeks... right around when the boat arrives between the last week of July and the first week of August. I hope I'm not taking on too much at once.
Wow, your doomed, in a good way.
Having a child is like dropping a nuclear bomb on your life, nothing will be the same from that point onward. Schedule? Hah! Out the window with that. Then again, it depends on what your working situation is and what your other outside schedule dependent commitments are.
Boat and newborn? Oiy, either one is enough to fill a normal schedule.
I have a 27 year old daughter with my first wife, she's just getting independent enough not to need my help with her house, at least she comes and helps me wax the hull
every year and do some maintenance
I have 3 and 5 year old boys the second time around, I spend as much time fixing what they break as I do making improvements. Just in the last week I found the pins that hold the liferaft
pulled and tossed overboard
, the cable for the backstay antenna
on the SSB
pulled out and a number of other pieces dismantled by the 3 year old, that was before he untied the dinghy
and let it go.....
It's all amusing after the fact, better have a high tolerance level, either will definitely test that.The 3 year old is mechanically inclined, just not to the reassembly stage yet. Then again there was the time he took permanent marker to the interior
woodwork, still fixing that.
Good luck, I hope both the birth and the boat go smoothly, both can cause a bit of stress.
Hope all works out well.
You may want to buy an extra case of wine for the wife, I know in my case the question "more wine dear?" is a life saver for all involved.
Good Luck and congratulations in advance.