In bed before falling asleep after a wonderful, outdoorsy day with Seabass. Jake journals, Jaime reads a magazine.
Jake: Hey. Can I share something with you?
Jaime: [putting down magazine] Talk to me.
Jake: Here’s a list of things I want to do with Seabass when he’s older.
Jaime: Aaw, good daddy.
Jake: First, I want to go on a cycling trip to Lake Cachuma and camp for a few nights. Second, I want to take him to Big Bear for a week to learn how to snowboard.
Jake: Third, I want us to go as a family to Mexico and surf together.
Jake: I’d also like to teach Seabass how to build a house by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
Jaime: That’s so cool. What a great list.
Jake: Yeah. [pause] How soon do you think we can do all of these things together?
Jaime: Hm. I’m thinking when he’s like nine or ten years old, minimum.
Jake: Really? Wait, the snowboarding can happen sooner than that.
Jaime: Oh yeah, you’re right. He can probably get on a board at five, maybe sooner.
Jake: Huh. [pensively] I was also thinking we could do the little San Luis Obispo sprint triathlon together.
Jaime: Totally. That sounds awesome.
Jake: He can do that at a younger age, right? At like five? Four?
Jaime: [Carefully] Um, five seems a little young to swim a half mile, ride a bike seventeen miles and complete a three-mile run.
Jake: [Incredulous] What?!? He’ll definitely be able to. We’re doing it.
Jaime: [Smile] He’s lucky to have you as his daddy.