Mama Diaries

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fish Bait

While the kids and I were on vacation, we spent a lot of time hanging out in the water at a lake resort.  We noticed quite a few fish swimming around and decided it might be fun to feed them.  We crumbled up a slice of bread, waded into the water, and dropped the crumbs around us.  Soon we were surrounded by a lot of hungry fish.

"Mama, are they going to eat us?" my son asked.

"No, Bubba.  These are sunfish and minnows.  They don't eat humans."

He looked at me skeptically, and backed off while the fish continued to swarm me.  Pretty soon, I was out of bread crumbs.  But the fish wanted more. They started bumping into my legs.  A few spied my toes with their red-painted nails.  Apparently they thought my toes looked like hot dogs with ketchup, because the darn fish started nibbling on them.

"Bubba," I said.  "Maybe I ought to rethink my last comment.  These fish are trying to eat my toes!"

Bubba got real serious.  "Mama, you'd better get out, because if Jaws comes, you're going to be shark bait!"  

40 comments:

  1. HA! Next time you can have some closed toe water shoes on.

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  2. That must've been a little scary when the fish were nibbling on you. Yikes, I'm sure that wasn't the best part of the trip. Glad you had fun.

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    1. If they were piranhas I would've been scared! I didn't really mind the sunfish. It just felt a little weird.

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  3. Yeah, some fish do think toes are yummy. Good idea to get out of the water.

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  4. maybe the fish like fungus pizza :)

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    1. What are you saying? That my feet taste like fungus? ;0)

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  5. heehee.. you're brave to be in the water with 'em.. that would freak me out abit..
    They had the starter then went in search of the main course :)

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    1. Haha! The main course wasn't around for long!

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  6. Your son rocks. I would have started screaming once the fish started nibbling.

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    1. I probably would've screamed if they had been sharks!

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  7. Haha, so funny! My husband takes our bread out to feed the geese in our back yard every evening. I think I buy bread mostly for geese!

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    1. Your husband feeds the geese? Mine would probably shoot them!

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  8. *LOL* Oh oh! Wait... don't some folks pay to have fish nibble at their feet as part of a spa treatment?

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    1. Haha! I think you're right! I should be happy the fish were nibbling my feet!

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  9. I'm glad that you didn't run into Jaws!

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  10. If a big fin rises out of the water, swim faster

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  11. Alex stole my comment!!!!

    Fun stuff!

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  12. LOL. Don't want to wind up as fish food. : )

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    1. That would be a dumb way to die! ;0)

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    1. *out of there

      (I need more sleep. LOL)

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    2. Haha! I know the "need more sleep" feeling!

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  14. I can see this becoming part of your memoir someday "the day my feet became fish bait" :)

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    1. My memoir will be full of all kinds of exciting entries!

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  15. Funny - this could definitely go in a novel . . . or short story. :)

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    1. If I ever had time to sit down and go through these, I bet I'd have a ton of picture books and short stories.

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  16. Hey Sherry,

    Now I have the theme music from Jaws rattling in my head. I might stay well aware from the bathtub. Cute story and no fish puns because I'm starting to flounder....

    Gary :)

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    1. Haha! Hope you don't encounter Jaws in your tub!

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  17. Hahahaha! That's awesome. I had never thought to feed fish with my toes, but after Melissa Maygrove talked about petting a piranha on my blog, I've got this image of carnivorous fishies that won't go away.

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    1. I would've been upset if piranhas had been nibbling on my toes!

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  18. Sounds like a fun day. Minus the fish eating your toes.

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