Middle of last week I called my mom up and mentioned the idea of taking the boys fishing, especially if it was so nice. She had already mentioned it to my dad but he was thinking that swimming would be more fun. Mom went ahead and bought the boys poles--Spider Man poles. We were going fishing.
We told the boys they had to take a good nap because we had a surprise for them when they woke up. & they must have been excited for their surprise because they were out as soon as their little heads hit their pillows. They both woke up asking what the surprise was so my mom went to the closet, told them to hide their eyes & brought out the poles.
Kaden: "WOW, a fishing pole. & it's Spiderman. This is awesome. Thanks Grandma."
Logan: "I think I want one of those." which was followed the most adorable chuckle as Grandma Sara gave him his pole.
Now it was Papa's turn, the poles needed hooks and bobbers.
Before the first cast we told the boys that we had to be quiet so that we wouldn't scare the fish. They were on board.
We threw the first cast and within seconds Logan had a bite & Grandma was able to set the hook, he worked and worked and finally he pulled in his first catch EVER.
After we got both poles back in the water and the bobbers sat there for a few minutes Kaden smile went to a frown. "What is taking so long?" Patience is not one of his strong suits.
A few minutes later, he got his first bite and reeled it in all on his own but before he got it to the bank it jumped off but that didn't halt his excitement. We threw out another cast and just a few minutes later he had another one on the hook and this time I even caught it on video.
Mom, Dad and I had a wager on how long the boys would actually last and surprisingly they lasted almost two hours, well beyond any one of our guesses. And in that two hour time frame we caught about 10-12 fish while only getting tangled up about three times.
I'll admit, I was hoping that it wasn't going to warm up as quick as it did on Sunday and that we could have jumped back over to the pond for a few more casts. & I guess the boys did too because on the way home from church they were asking to go fishing again. Papa's response. "Fish don't bite on Sundays." & of course the boys just shook their shoulders with an "oh. okay. next time we come down then."
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