Troy has really enjoyed taking the kids crawdad fishin' over the past couple of years. (Sorry, I just can not put a "g" on the end of fishin' or any other ing-words when I'm talking about crawdads. Just doesn't go.) I have myself never braved the trip because they started happening at the same time that Bundle joined our family and she wasn't super fishing-compatible for the first few years. But this year for our first trip...(Did you catch that? When I said the word "first" that implied that there would be another trip too. Look out!)....Troy convinced me that I should come along and Bundle too.
Turns out that as much as I don't really like eating crawdads, fishing for them is fun!! Okay, you have to get used to walking through a little bit of stinky mossy stuff at the lake shore, but once you start to see the little guys swimming around in the water and you nab a couple with either a net or some bacon on a hook, you kind of get into it. I see why my kids go absolutely nuts for it. I just don't get why they like eating them. Or why I have to do all the shell-peeling. But really, it was fun to join in on the fishing.
For the next trip Troy is planning an over-nighter so I don't think Bundle and I will join in but I will say that in the future I'm totally game for joining in on the hunt. I would like someone to explain to me why I like eating crab so much and just can't get into crawdads. But there you go. I support the craving of my children. My children, who won't eat a cucumber but will devour alien-looking crustaceans from a mossy lake.