So I have this mother, and she broke her arm. But she’s my mother, so she’s still doing things that normal people wouldn’t do, like trying to catch trout on a fly rod – with only her left arm.
This is the family pier on the property where my mom grew up and still lives. I grew up there and visit often.
We have both done lots of fishing off the pier.
But never, ever, has either of us gone carp fishing.
He even had his daughter and her little princess pole rigged for carp. So we teased him about that too.
Right in the midst of a large amount of friendly banter on the merits and supposed fun of carp fishing, his daughter ran off to play with mine and handed my mom her little princess fishing pole.
Which is when I told my mom that while she could catch a trout on a fly line, I didn’t believe she could catch a carp on a princess pole.
But, if she has enough assistants…
…she can do that too!
And that’s when we stopped teasing… …and asked nicely for an adult-sized pole of our own to use!