Sandbox List Adventure VI: Curious George Strikes Again

18 Feb

I never would have thought a monkey would inspire so many adventures. But apparently if it happens on Curious George, chances are that my son is definitely interested in adding that adventure to his Sandbox List. Well in truth anything on PBS and The Sprout Channel tends to get his curiosity going.

Just wish the flu wasn’t so powerful. It’s been tough to kick this one. I’ve battled 12 rounds and it had me down for the count, but I’m back up again, thanks to multiple trips to the CVS in my proper middle-of-the-night sweats and a t-shirt uniform. I may have looked crappy, but I’m doing my best to try to regain my energy so that it meets my son’s everyday standards. I think I need more vitamins. Even though I’m finally turning a corner the crappy-sick feeling continues attacking my immune system, but adventure and a four-year old do not wait for you to be at 100 percent. So I cowboy-ed up and tackled another item on The List. Something requiring worms.

Yeah that’s right … worms. And you know me. I needed a little assistance, because slimy crawly creatures and The Guat … they don’t mix. I mean Curious George didn’t need any help from The Man in the Yellow Hat. But it’s a cartoon. The Guats are living in a little bit more challenging circumstances, but we did all right on our first fishing expedition. We may not have caught any fish that day, and my son may have been a little disappointed, but at least we had no hooking eye-gauging incidents with the fishing pole or falling in the lake accidents, and that’s what really mattered. A successful failure. Well probably not. Catching a fish would have been totally cool, because you know that Curious George caught three of them. But maybe it will happen on our next fishing adventure, you know when there are no suspect teenage characters throwing pinecones in the lake, scaring the fish. Yeah … we definitely need a teenage-free lake environment.

 

Hiking up the hill, having our Andy Griffith Show-Opie moment.

Hiking up the hill, having our Andy Griffith Show-Opie moment.

 

 

Teaching his sister the ins and outs of his new fishing pole ... well at least everything he saw on Curious George.

Teaching his sister the ins and outs of his new fishing pole … well at least everything he saw on Curious George.

 

 

My son practicing the reeling part of catching a fish.

My son practicing the reeling part of catching a fish.

 

 

Getting some pointers from his dad before he gets ready to cast his line.

Getting some pointers from his dad before he gets ready to cast his line.

 

 

The excitement was building and he was ready to do this on his own. I was worried about the sharp hook at the end, but he assured me he was being careful as he checked his fishing equipment one last time.

The excitement was building and he was ready to do this on his own. I was worried about the sharp hook at the end, but he assured me he was being careful as he checked his fishing equipment one last time.

 

 

Fishing 11

His sister was more interested in yelling at the ducks than our fishing adventure.

 

Fishing 20

The ducks that caused all the commotion.

 

The Waiting Game. Something that required a lot of Goldfish Crackers and inventive stories on how he would catch all kinds of fish. We lasted about forty-five minutes. Better luck next time. Definitely.

The Waiting Game. Something that required a lot of Goldfish Crackers and inventive stories on how he would catch all kinds of fish. We lasted about twenty-five minutes before he lost all hope and wanted to play Angry Birds. Better luck next time. Definitely. And there will be a next time. He assured me. “We just need more worms, mom. Curious George had a lot of worms and a bigger lake.”

 

 

 

 

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7 Responses to “Sandbox List Adventure VI: Curious George Strikes Again”

  1. Island Traveler February 19, 2013 at 3:56 AM #

    A well celebrated day that your little boy and little girl will look back one day and say, “Mom and dad, thank you for a fun and happy childhood!” I have a unuse fishing pole I bought for my my son last year. After reading your post, I am inspired to create a fishing venture this weekend. Thanks. Have a blessed day .

    • The Guat February 28, 2013 at 10:51 AM #

      Hope you had a great fishing adventure. It seems like since we both go to the beach a lot fishing opportunities surround us. Hope it’s fun.

  2. adinparadise February 19, 2013 at 6:42 PM #

    You’re a real star mom, TG. You don’t let a little thing like crappy ‘flu, keep you from making sure your kids have a really great wormy, ‘Curious George’ experience. Love the photos. So cute! 🙂

    • The Guat February 28, 2013 at 10:53 AM #

      It was a great “wormy Curious George” experience. Ha! That would have been a great title. I’m so glad I’m over the flu now. It was pretty bad. Now I can get back to normal 🙂

  3. lameadventures February 19, 2013 at 7:54 PM #

    Hopefully next time, there will not be any imbeciles around to antagonize the fish. Does Little Guat like eating fish? I’ve always liked it but I have friends that won’t go near it. Milton doesn’t eat fish because he thinks it tastes “too fishy”. [Insert sound of me groaning deeply here.]

    • The Guat February 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM #

      Duuuuuuuuude those pimply kids really burned me out, but it’s all good the experience was nice when they weren’t there. And you know what, he actually does like fish…well as long as they are in a taco he’ll eat them up. 🙂

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