Chops and his little buddy are joined at the hip, and anytime the little fella can persuade Mom and Dad to drop him at our house, he is sure to want to dip a line in the water at our neighborhood pond.
He has been going fishing with his granddaddy (Chops) since he was very young, and even caught fish when he was only 3 years old.
Here you see the two of them striking out for a fishing expedition, Little Dude decked out in his fishing vest and Bass Pro Shop camo hat. The front of his vest has a hook with a compass attached and a plastic pocket where he put a map I gave him months ago. The hilarious thing about the map is that it’s a huge wall map I had in my classroom–a map of the entire world! Oh, well, I guess he has inherited my attitude that you should always “be prepared”!
I love this picture of my two guys because it shows them just hangin’ out, two fellas on their way to having fun. I love it, too, because you see their closeness in their interlocked shadows, and you can see Chops pointing out something, always teaching him about fishing and safety and life.
Whether it’s baiting a hook, reeling in a fish, or untangling line–again, Chops is always SO very gentle, kind, and patient. He is and always has been the perfect daddy and granddaddy. Plus, he’s passing on to Little Dude his love of fishing, a healthy hobby that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. What a blessing!
Here the guys are with just one of the little fella’s fish he caught that day.
What hobbies do you enjoy? How important are hobbies to you? Have you ever passed on one of your hobbies to someone else or at least tried?
Let me know in the comments below.