Oh god he has already gotten to you. Its ok the The Kid's Spell is fully reversible. If you don't believe me, here are the symptoms: being a girl fighting his battles, actually thinking The Kid can boat, trying to take a stab at his mentor (me, myself, and I), putting up with his stench, not boating up to your ability and twitching (hence mark's nickname). Also you might find yourself itching in the unmentionable places, enjoying the pain of a leopard thong, and thinking you actually won the golden WW rodeo series all from prolonged exposure (only twitch has experienced these but they might actually be symptoms). So now to help you, burn anything The Kid might have touched, antibiotics (just in case), start boating around real men like myself, and try to repress all of those painful memories of small and premature. The final step must wait until next fibArk where you will actually boat creeks instead of ditching the best boater you know to "compete" and then puss out (which is where you were headed under The Kid's spell).
I hope its not to late!!!