My wife and I decided that Wednesday evening family time was going to be spent at Forest Hill Park, which is conveniently right down the street. I figured it was the perfect time to bust out the Princess rod I got Natalie for Christmas. She's been messin' with it in the house, but definitely needed to be taken to the water.
Even though I did all the casting and hook setting, I was proud that she held the rod and cranked when she realized there was a fish on the other end. When I passed the rod to her after the hook up, she was obviously excited to the feel the fighting fish and reeled it in all by herself. It was awesome.
|Green Sunfish (I think)|
The magic twinkled in her two and a half year old eyes and as I smiled, I hoped this would be the beginning of many, many more in years to come. I prayed that she would keep interest, and even cultivate a love for it as she gets older. And as I looked over at Miles, sitting, smiling, and watching birdies in mommy's lap, I knew anticipation will inevitably bring his turn. But I tell you what, there's something amazingly special about fishing with my baby girl.