I’m not sure all parents are this way, but we love to share our “toys” with our kids. Seeing them become proficient and learn new skills is something we focused on while raising our two sons.
Clayton and Natalie
We were thrilled when our son, Clayton, asked if he could spend his senior year spring break on Let It Be with some of his friends.
A few of our friends thought we were crazy to lend our future home to our 22 year old and 7 of his closest friends for Spring Break, but we think trust and responsibility go hand in hand. If we can’t trust our kids with our things, we failed to teach them responsibility as they grew.
Well, Spring Break is over, the trip is in the books, and the kids had a great time. Jonathan Healey generously shared his photos from the trip and said I could share them here and on FB. It looks to me like Jon has a pretty good eye for photography. Here are a few of his photos:
Jon (photographer) at the helm and Andrew tending lines.
Taylor keeps a look out as they pass Oil Nut Bay.
Andrew – come back!
Outside of Foxy’s Taboo.
Returning from the Bubbly Pool.
Nighttime comes quickly.
I am hoping Clayton will guest post in the future, share more photos and tell us about spring break, on a boat, in the BVIs, with a bunch of college kids and acting as captain.
I’m so happy to know this great group of young adults. They are interesting individuals and very caring people. Let It Be was in good hands.
2 thoughts on “Sharing is Fun”
This is awesome!! We agree with you about trusting our children. It’s 100% our responsibly to raise our children and if we can’t trust them on their own, then we failed as parents. BRAVO!!!
Glad you agree! I think boating (ski boats, houseboat, etc) gave our kids a great opportunity to take on responsibility in a gradual way; everything from driving to oil changes and caring for guests.