My family has a long history with pirates. Not in the genealogical sense, mind you. But our history goes all the way back to 2008 when my son Evan was almost two years old. He was old enough to really start to embrace the concept of Halloween but not old enough to worry about picking out his own costume.
So I went for the absolute cutest costume I’d ever seen at Old Navy, of all places.
Yes, yes, I know. He’s the cutest kid that ever lived. Here’s more proof.
But the next year, I was even more excited about picking out his costume. One small problem. At nearly three years old, he DID have an opinion. He wanted to wear that pirate costume again. The exact same costume. My little guy was very little and easily fit into it for another year. But I didn’t get to pick out a cute costume for him! So I embraced it.
And we went as pirates together.
A few Buzz Lightyears, Shadow Ninjas, and Vampires later and we definitely vary our costumes these days. But even at seven years old, my kid still embraces the pirate culture. Last summer, right before school started, I panicked and tried to think of all the fun things I could cram into a week. And we ended up on a pirate ship just off the coast of Annapolis.
Not only are we heading out for a weekend in Tuckerton, NJ (the whole family) and staying in a cabin (because I really like to rough it), but we’re also spending Saturday at the Tuckerton Privateers & Pirates Festival.
What does that mean? It means that you can expect to see a LOT of Instagram photos this weekend. But I’m not the only one going!
If you want to follow along, keep your eye on the #Tuckerton hashtag and tune in to some of the places I’ll be heading.
And then come on back for a full recap of how I’m starting the summer off by doing something other than staying home (yay us!).
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Tuckerton Seaport. This program is in partnership with Real Mom Media. All opinions are my own.