My kids always laugh at me because I love watching people, especially children. We are a funny breed.
Today, my neighbors let someone use their beach house. As I sat on my patio relaxing and overlooking the water, I had to lift my head to watch them for a bit. They were all so cute. Their obviously not from the coast, but were in awe of its beauty. The kids gathered some fishing poles, and asked to go fishing. The adults have probably never fished in salt water. As I watched them put on some little lures and fake worms, I found it so innocent and brought me back to when I was a kid. The kids ‘learned’ how to cast out after several times of almost hooking their parents, and were finally off to catch the big one.
Here in the waters by my house we have lots of mullets. They jump out of the water- a lot. They eat algae, but are not are something that will actually take bait. The kids (and adults) were in amazement of all the mullet jumping and would could screech and move their lines to where the mullets had been jumping.
The kids then noticed they could actually see fish down below by the dock. Wow, it was so funny watching them try get those fish! Most were just little piggy perch, or things we used for bait, but they thought they had found the mother load of all. Every once in a while one of the little bait fish would nibble and tug at their lines. The kids were ecstatic.
It was so much fun watching them, and hearing the roars of excitement.
I love seeing great reminders of fun times like this family was having. It brings back memories with my kids, places we’ve been the tourist and how funny we must have seemed to all the locals.