This morning Eva came padding into our room at 5:45am. You see, last night I told her that we would be going fishing in the morning and that she could come into our bedroom, to my side of the bed and quietly wake me up. I told her to please come and wake me quietly so that Allison could sleep later. I didn’t realize that she would be so excited and wake me so early. I had her go back to bed for a little while longer, got ready and we headed out around 6:30am
But, before we got to the fishing spot we stopped at Mackie’s for breakfast. For some reason breakfast is one of those very special things that I love to do with Eva. I love going with Allison too, don’t get me wrong but there is something magical about breakfast at the counter. We can talk and have fun. She is so personable to everyone that she meets. I get so impressed watching her talk with the servers, she also impresses them. I get so many compliments of how polite and smart she is. That is so great for a parent to hear.
Because she is so smart and verbal we can actually talk together. I hope to spend years together over a stack of pancakes and some bacon, just talking. Right now I spend most of the time answering questions, but as we continue to grow in our father/daughter relationship I find that I’ll be asking more of the questions and hoping that she answers them.
We left Mackie’s and drove down to Whiting’s Pond. I set Eva’s Princess fishing rod up with a hook, bobber and a plastic bait fish. I cast her line out for her and then set up my line. About four or five casts out for her I was finally ready with my line. I cast out and reeled back over and over. A few nibbles but nothing to talk about. We were there for about an hour and Eva began to get bored.
Bored with a fishing pole.
We moved to the beach area that was free of goose poop so that we could sit and just let the lines sit out there. I switched to a plastic worm and a bobber of my own. I got a bunch of nibbled and then I finally got a decent hit and landed a small bass. I figured that Eva might want to stand and hold the line with the fish on it. She wanted nothing to do with going near the fish but she did take some photos of me with the fish. And quite a few of my backside as I released the fish.
Caught this little one first.
After catching the first one Eva changed her tune and wasn’t as bored. She sat in my lap (I shot this one with my cell phone camera) as I cast out a few more and then I landed this big guy.
I couldn’t believe that I caught this big guy in such a small little pond. I’d been fishing for years with my grandfather on a pond and all I ever caught were sunfish and some perch. A bass, I couldn’t believe it.
Eva wanted nothing to do with it again, she wouldn’t come within ten feet of it.
We cast a few more times and then we headed home. It was beginning to rain and thunder.
We came home and had a nice afternoon. Eva and Allison played while I napped. We had a nice afternoon and evening then Allison and I watched RockStar On Demand. I don’t know why I didn’t see this when it came out. Pretty decent movie.
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