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OK, completed 5th day of instruction. Rules of the road, controlled jibing,

some knots. Wheeee! This is easy. Tomorrow — racing!

My son Daniel (age 9) to his coeval Mikey across the street: “I went out

with my Dad sailing.”

Mikey (envious): “You mean, like, a real motor boat?”

Danny: “Nah, *sailing* boat.”

Mikey (brightening up, realising he has the status advantage after all):

“Well, *my* Dad took me in a real boat once — a motor boat!”

Kids have no proper scale of values.


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