She ain’t even thinkin’ ‘bout
What’s really goin’ on right now
But I guarantee this memory’s a big’in
And she thinks we’re just fishin’
Trace Adkins sings this verse in his song “Just Fishin’”. The gist of the story is that he takes his daughter out to fish, exactly like the title implies. But each feels they are there for two different reasons.
The little girl feels she is on the riverbank with her father to, well… fish. Make a cast, reel in the line, and see what is on the hook. Fishing in a literal sense.
From the Dad’s point of view, he is spending quality time with her. The exact activity the two partake in is inconsequential. Fishing is just the tool he chooses.
Adkins sings about a father who is aware of how fast his daughter will grow up. Time to make quality childhood memories ticks by all too quickly.
Now transport your vision from a shoreline and fishing poles to a speedway grandstand and a snack cooler. You are now picturing my vehicle of choice for sharing quality time with my daughter.