Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Actual Family Dynamic

Fishing from the pontoon boat? Of course!  The Matron and her family are at a cabin.

John: "I'm afraid to fish because everybody's going to argue about whether or not to kill it or throw it back in."

Merrick (thoroughly alarmed): "You were going to KILL a FISH?"

John: "See?"

Matron:   "Don't be silly. It will be fine."

John actually does catch a large fish -- maybe a carp? He knew, yours truly can't remember but DOES remember the screaming that ensued when the thing was dangling from the hook.

John: "Get the basket! Big enough for dinner!"

He might have said "let us murder all small children." Complete mayhem. Imagine all voices, top pitch.

Scarlett (already almost weeping): "Dad! He's gasping!!! Throw him back in!!!"


Stryker: "My God, Dad. You're not seriously considering killing that poor thing are you?"

Butterball was returned to his murky home water.

John to wife: "Effective parenting or maternal indoctrination?"

Matron: "Careful. There's some algae on your leg that you might be smothering."


Suburban Correspondent said...

Wow, even Merrick, with his arsenal of guns? How cute!

Minnesota Matron said...

Yes - when it's time for the actual blood and guts, he melts. Super sweet!! Butterbutt : -).

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I love your family.

Gail said...

If it truly was a carp, the decision was correct. Catch and release is a good program, and kept peace in your family. :-)

Daisy said...

My family (the men in my family, mainly) like to catch and release. The Dear Darling Husband likes it because he doesn't like to gut and prep the fish for cooking. Amigo (age 21 going on 13, blind, Asperger's) always releases because Dad doesn't like to gut and prep.

Mom (a.k.a. Daisy) always offers to cook anything they might prepare. They never bring anything home but stories.