Monday, July 23

fisherkid

Skye has learn to swim all by herself,she can even swim underwater for a little bit. But she's is not quite strong enough to go octopus hunting with the bigger kids. Sadly, she watches them swim off to the rocks where the little tentacled creatures hide. Later she clapped with joy as five year old Luca triumphantly returned, holding his first octopus.
So I decided to buy her a cheap fishing rod. She could join the real fishermen on the pier and pretend to fish with them. I found a rod in the beach shop and we took it onto the end of the pier at sunset the other day. The fishermen stopped fishing and examined Skyes rod seriously.
"No, no, this hook won't do!"
"Here, replace it with one of mine,"
"You need worms? Help yourself!"

Five minutes later Skye was happily dipping her fishing rod into the sea, watching the little pink float bob up and down. Suddenly the float disappeared and I helped her pull up the hook. She had caught a fish! The fisherman came over and unhooked it, tucking the still wriggling fish into her pocket. She grinned and giggled, then ran off around the pier to show everyone she knew, "I caught a fish! Look!" After everone had seen it and complimented her she gracefully handed it over to a fisherman who had collected a few little fishes in a plastic bag.
If I keep up the training she should soon be bringing dinner home...

9 comments:

  1. Oh wow, way to go Poppy! I used to love to fish when I was a kid. I have many fond memories of getting down and dirty hookin worms and pulling fishies off of the hook after I caught them. All of my 'girly' friends were grossed out and wouldn't dare have anything to do with it, but I was the one winning cool prizes at our anual town fishing derbies! :)
    It wont be long before Poppy is joining the octopus hunters!

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  2. thats so exciting! kids over abundunt energy just needs to be focused correctly! :))) and she is having a grand time too!

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  3. She will remember this moment forever! Good for her! It is so great that you got pictures of her first fish.

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  4. Thumbs up for Poppy! First time fishing and she caught a fish right away...impressive.
    I am teaching my Noodle how to spot octopuses, it's not that easy but once you got it...there's no turning back.
    In fact we ate Tubetti alla Luciana both last night and for lunch today with octopuses hubby and I caught yesterday. YUM.

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  5. Exciting summertime fun :) These are the kind of summers I'm set on giving my kids, good fun healthy summers that stay with them :)

    So she gave her fish to the fishermen who helped her fish :) That speaks a lot for her :)

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  6. Great post. Poppy is a lucky girl to have you around. Love the locals touch in the story too.

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  7. Good on you Poppy, well done! Personally i freak out holding the live fish as the flap around, but kids just love it. Maybe next summer she can go get the octopus

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  8. HOW NICE TO GO FISHING JUST OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR!! WHAT A LIFE FOR A KID!! MORE POSTS, PLEASE. LOVE THE PICTURES. CIAO, DIANE ROMANO

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