Kinda dealing with same thing Bill. Kids would rather ride the jetski or just jump/swim from our dock.....to the point I'm looking for another jetski to ride with my oldest (Yamaha 1200). I've also started taking driving lessons in a racecar and starting to debate diverting boating funds to that instead.......whether they want to go or not doesn't matter when your driving by yourself.
BTW: We were less than 5 miles from where you were sat...but with 3 boys staying away seemed like the better idea!!!