Originally Posted by thompsonisland
My kids are 2.5 and 6.5; both boys. We are about to take out 37' boat from Maine
to NC. close quarters are fine; we all sleep together on land and the adjustment at sea is to being too FAR apart, not the other way around. Plus, she's roomy for her waterline.
My worries involve keeping everyone engaged and happy on a cruise
like this. The little one is too small for board games, and the big one is too small for patience
how do I rock this in such a way that my children
DON'T say "no freaking way am I living on that thing with you all winter!"?
Our kids are 4 (boy) and 6 (girl), have lived aboard for 3+ years. A quick brain dump of what they like to do both underway and inport:
, drawing, art stuff (stores nicely too)
board games, card games, etc.
Play with Wii/iPad/Leapster
big block legos
play with matchbox cars
playing with dolls
EATING (pretty much constantly)
playing dress up
When at anchor
to drive dinghy
swimming/jump off stern and bow
going to get ice cream
going to parks, playgrounds, etc.
hang out in cockpit/dangle feet over the windward side
practice walking around all the lifelines
looking through binos
playing with line/pretending to tie knots
to steer boat
monitoring trolling lines
keeping lookout for crab buoys