Last week, Khai INSISTED that he was brave enough to be flipped on the tube. However, whenever Helmut started going fast, he would always ask to slow down or get back in the boat. On one such occasion, Helmut was pulling Khai and Michelle in...
...and he flipped them!
Khai LOVED it. He thought it was hilarious.
Michelle was not so impressed.
But I think she had fun anyway.
Ever since then, Khai has wanted to jump off the tube and swim back to the boat (but he's still too afraid to go fast!)
The last two times we've gone out, he's learned that giving a "thumbs up" (not Michelle's version) means to speed up or "go faster Daddy! Faster!". He loves it. Helmut only goes a tiny bit faster, but he giggles and shrieks with joy.
Today, Helmut kept telling Brett he was going to "dump him" off of the tube. Declan joined in the chant saying "dump, dump, dump 'im in!"
Well, Declan and I went on a ride together, as usual. He said his "all done" and we readied ourselves to be pulled back to the boat.
Brett pulled us back and as we reached the boat, Brett accidentally pulled the wrong way on the rope, and Declan and I got "dumped" in the lake.
Each day we have like this, reminds me of how glad I am that Helmut has finally realized his dream of owning a boat. And that his dream wasn't simply about owning a piece of machinery. It
was - is - about creating memories together like this as a family. It is about learning more about each other; spending time together and just being a family. I love you Helmut.