I don't know how many of you know that Mr. Blue Yonder is a serious fisherman. He catches, cooks, eats, poses alongside, talks about, text messages about, emails about, posts about, films and otherwise lives and breathes slimy, scaley fish.
So when he came home announcing that one of his fellow anglers had given him THE recipe for easy fishing with kids, who was I to argue?
Of course when he wrote down the list of supplies for the magic bait concoction, I began to have my doubts…
Basically, you pour a bunch of Wheaties in your hands,
throw in the sugar-y beverage (gulp some down until your mama says, "Gross! Don't DRINK that!"),
and then mash it up. Then you let it sit on the dock for a few minutes to harden a bit while you get a nice visual of what this kind of thing must do to your arteries. Then, you sort of clump it around your fish hook and voila, instant fish!
I think we've been had. I think this may have been just an excuse to get messy, play with your food, sit by the water and drink disgusting goo disguised as soda.
Then again, look at this face.
He says that it works and frankly I'd believe anything he told me. Anything.