I am nothing if not self-aware.
Anyhoodle, we started the day early and ended it late. Chris, Jana, and the kids met us at the house at 7:30 a.m., and, after a quick stop at the grocery store for staples (bottled water, hair ties, headbands, raspberry-filled powdered donuts, you know, the essentials), we hit the lake.
We were joined by another couple and their family, so, between us, we had three boats, five tubes, one inflatable trampoline, ten wake boards, seven knee boards, seven kids, and only eight small bottles of wine.
Luckily, Jana and I were the only wine drinkers in the group.
And, while we never did make use of the inflatable trampoline, we did drink all the wine.
For some reason, I felt that is important to note.
And, I digress.
So, our first order of business was, of course, to knock as many children off the tubes as humanly possible. This effort was rewarded many, many times throughout the day, with small children and gangly teenagers skipping across the surface of the water at regular intervals.
We also attempted to knock as many adults off of wake boards and knee boards as possible but were slightly less successful since it is harder to skip across the lake while tethered to a large piece of fiberglass than it is to fly off a tube. We did manage a couple of epic crashes, however, and swamping someone is almost as fulfilling as catapulting them, in my honest opinion.