Big brother was invited to have a sleepover at Grandma B’s house last night, so that he could go fishing with my family today. Scooter was a little peeved about this, so I promised him that we would go fishing this afternoon. Little did I know what it would all take to get there. Here’s the rundown:
$45 – money spent on snacks, drinks, etc.
$11 – money spent on in-state fishing license
25 – number of minutes spent waiting for someone able to sell me a license, since apparently they wouldn’t just let me fill it out myself and leave them the correct money
2 – number of children I took with
3 – number of poles that I took with
1 1/2 – number of worms used…don’t ask about the 1/2
15 – number of minutes spent fishing before I was told it was too cold, they were too tired, they were too hungry, etc., etc.
26 – number of minutes spent on the road, driving to and from the lake
1,376 – number of times I had to recast after both kids reeling in the fishing line as soon as I gave them their rods
1,377 – number of times I told them not to reel in the line as soon as I gave them their rod
Oh well, a good day fishing…you know the rest of the saying. The quote of the evening goes to Scooter, who looked at me after about 27 seconds of fishing and said, “Boy, these fish must have lots of patience.” Yes, my son, they must…and it’s a good thing your mom does too!