When you take people out to canoe, make sure they can handle the task. I knew this. Dammit, I knew this! But how could I deny Greedy Kid #1 the opportunity to row down the river with the rest of the family?
But she was in MY canoe. And her rowing sucks. People were seriously in danger.
We almost crashed into a man in an inner tube and did indeed suffer many tragic collisions with inanimate objects, like big azz tree limbs and riverside brush teeming with large insects.
As you can see, I began to show classic symptoms of Canoeing While Crazy. I was irritated with my partner and had visions of taking care of the situation like the mafia does.
But I am her momma and I love her. I cannot do that.
Depending on rowing intensity, a 155 pound person can burn anywhere from 210-495 per hour while canoeing, and things can get real intense when your rowing partner has no skills.
We rowed for 3-hours. I stayed hydrated with 5 bottles of water and ate grapes.
Too bad after (accidentally) threatening my child with the oar, the universe retaliated by causing me to fall out the boat and bash my leg on the rocks. There was bloodshed and massive pain.
How is that fair?