I have 2 boys, one is 4 yrs old and the other is 9 months old. My wife doesn't work so sometimes money can get a little tight and we need to plan for significant purchases. I make over a 6 figure income but still need to be smart with our money.
I would love to have a bigger/faster/better boat, but I can't afford it. I don't know how alot of you do it. Buying these 25,28,31 foot boats. I get jealous sometimes, but I would never ever change what I have in the love and affection of my boys for more toys.
My 4 year old is my boating buddy. He named our boat Larry. Why? I have absolutely no idea, he just liked that name I guess. That is the neat things about kids, their minds work in a very innocent and fun way. This next summer, the boys, wife, and I will be able to go boating. My 4 year old loves to tube and always wants to go faster.
Nothing in the world beats having your child snuggle up to you to watch a little TV or to read him a book. The love and feelings I have for my boys is awesome, I can't describe how it makes me feel. Fills my heart with total love and joy.