My wife and I have a rule about no kids on any river we have not already done, and we got reminded.
We canoed Moose Creek from Petersville Road to Oilwell Road. I had never done it before, and heard it was an easy float.
I was the only person in the 2 canoes who had paddled a river.
For the first time since I bought my canoe 10 years ago, I rolled it... With 4 kids !
My 8 year old grabbed branch, my sister in law got the 2 3 year old and the 5 year old was still sitting in the canoe as I dragged it to the gravel bar.
The whole thing was a crazy blur. Fortunately the adults with me were fast acting, and water was only waist high and the current not to strong. That my daughter got herself to safety so quick was great as it freed me up to go after another kid.
I sure felt like a bad parent. The good news is the kids still want to go canoeing. But my 3 and 5 year old have indicated they would prefer a lake!