Lilly is lukewarm on the topic of going fishing. We've done it a few times, but it's clearly not her favorite thing to do. As a "fishing dad", I'm okay with that. If she prefers karate to casting, cool by me.
My wife K.C. will sometimes play along, but refuses to touch fish and generally doesn't like things - like bugs - that come along with being outdoors.
So was I pleasantly surprised when I asked Lilly on Saturday if she wanted to go down to the pond and try to catch some fish?...you bet. And was I startled when my wife said she'd come along too? (More so to play with her fancy camera than fish...but whatever) Holy crap yes!
We lasted a little over an hour...which is pretty good in my book. The weather was nice. We caught fish. We took pictures. All was good. We left happy. Will we go again? Beats me, but at least I got Lilly to put down her Nintendo 3DS for more than 5 minutes...and was able to coax some smiles out in the process.
(All pictures taken by the wife)