"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope."
My girl absolutely LOVES fishing.
Although we live right by a lake, we don't go as often as we should.
Yesterday afternoon Autumn and I were home alone, and she asked me if I would
take her fishing. Immediately I had a flashback moment of when my son was her age,
and he asked me to take him fishing.
He had insisted he knew just what to do with the worms and the fish, so I agreed to take him. He dug up a few worms, got his pole, and when he did catch a fish, he didn't know what to do. Surprise! We then had to ask someone to help us, which was a bit embarrassing.
So when Autumn told me things I knew I had learned my lesson long ago, and told her she had to wait for her father to take her. But after hours of her asking over and over, and then actually telling me how you unhook the fish etc., it did appear maybe she was serious.
She told me she wasn't going to use worms, but bread as bait. So off we went. And I have to give this girl credit, because she knew exactly what she was doing. Within the first five minutes she caught a fish, reeled it in, unhooked it and said
"See, I told you I knew what I was doing!".
Over the next hour she caught a total of six fish, and was so happy with herself. Now she can add fishing to her summer to-do list, and next time I will say yes right away :)
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Did anyone else do any fishing, for Father's Day perhaps?