A Reader's Respite usually finds ourselves wrapped in angst when it comes to choosing bookish-gifts. And let's face it, because we are such rabid bibliophiles, we foist our bookish-gifts on absolutely everyone, regardless of how the recipient personally feels about books.
My gift, my choice.
Get over it.
So when we do find an uber-cool bookish-gift that manages to transcend the latest garish best-seller plastered in the display windows of every Barnes and Noble on both sides of the Mississippi, we feel like sharing our small victory.
This time, my gifting angst was centered on my dad. Dad, you see, is smitten with his three year old grandson. (Sidenote: he seems to be the only one currently smitten with He Who Misbehaves. But we digress.)
We think he is smitten because said grandchild is the only one who tolerates "Pa-Pa" and his all-day-fishing-trips-regardless-of-the-weather-don't-be-a-sissy. They love it. They thrive on it. And it gets He Who Misbehaves out of the house for the day. Woot!
So when we stumbled upon this, our heart went pitter-patter:
Check. it. out. Louis Lamit has created the coolest fishing journal for kids/parent/grandparent EVER.
My Fishing Journal is a fill-in journal, not just a bunch of blank pages that would probably get used for boating-style toilet paper. In this journal, PaPa and He Who Misbehaves actually get to fill it out together, with areas to record where they fished, what they caught, bait they were using, etc, etc, etc.
There's even a spot for kids to draw a small sketch of the Catch of the Day.
This is the ULTIMATE bookish-gift for the fishing peeps in your life. It's book related. It's fun for the fishers (not so much for the poor fish, but that's the subject of another post). And it makes for a fabulous book of memories to look back on someday.
As we said, uber-cool.