My DD and I went fishing today. What fun, even if the biggest fish caught was about 1.5 inches in length. This trip reminded me of all the times we took our girls fishing as they were growing up like the time DD and I were helping our oldest pull a fish out of the lake while keeping a close eye on the younger sitting on the grass. Next thing we know someone is saying “Oh gross!” just when the younger daughter is slurping a worm into her mouth. Ah… good times.
Fishing is a wonderful activity for most ages. You might want to wait to take the grands until they are at least three or four. There are pint sized rods for just such occasions. Though their attention span is short, they can also catch crawdads, throw rocks in the water (don’t expect to catch any fish yourself), play in the dirt or water or what ever is around.
There is nothing more wonderful than seeing these things through the eyes of a child. Today as I was walking around I met a beautiful 4.5 year old little girl on a fishing trip with her grandparents. This was the first time she had been camping or fishing. She was very busy putting rocks into a circle to make a fire ring that soon became a fairy ring. She told me all about the bugs she catches to give her grandma’s chickens and we took pictures together. Today she saw an osprey catch a fish and an eagle take it away from him. Her grandpa caught a big fish and shared his knowledge on techniques with us. She watched her dog chase chipmunks and dragon flies. This is a day she will remember.