Here’s Monday’s post a little early for those of you who like to check in on Sunday.
The winner of the pararcord bracelet from Cobra Braid is …..
Ray! Congrats, Ray!
Send me your email address and I’ll send the bracelet out to you.
Sunday’s are special days for me and my boy. That’s the day when we go down to the local sporting goods store and hang out together. He gets to have gum from the gum machine and hang out with the guys while we shoot our bows. My sister showed up with my nephew who likes to shoot (he’s 11) and my son adores him. So it’s a good time for the family to get together and do stuff. Mrs Jarhead and the baby run around town until I call her to come pick us up.
Today my boy got looking around the store and saw a fishing rod and asked me if he could have it. Well, it was $16 and he had $20 from an Easter gift that we said he could spend (90% of his money goes into a savings account), so I said sure, if he wanted to spend his money on that he could.
He bought the fishing rod, which came with one of those little toy casting fish, and when we got home he wanted to give it a try. We put it together and went out on the back lawn and he did real well with it. Then mommy – who loves fishing – suggested we take it across the road and try it in the pond. I wish you could have seen him beaming the first time he got it in the lake!
Then he kept saying, “I”m going to catch a big fish, daddy! C’mon big boy!” as he reeled it in looking for that fish.
Folks, get your kids outside. Find something they like to do outdoors and help them do it. We had a hell of time together. And it’s very satisfying when they pay attention and you can see them improve in just a short time. Finally I asked if he wanted to go inside. The wind was blowing and it was pretty cold out and he said, “No. C’mon big boy!” as he reeled it in.
I couldn’t help but grin. He’s like his dad when it comes to the great outdoors.
Not only is he having fun, but he’s also learning a practical skill that he’ll enjoy the rest of his life.
How about it? Have you taken your kids outside lately? Or did you when they were young?
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