Re: Everything I Hope To Never Be...
Jerry, I was only kidding about getting Trunk to hold his head under the water. The last thing those kids need is another demonstration of violence used to resolve issues. That said, I hear you re: saying or doing anything to your daughter or the kids themselves. Under the circumstances I think you and your friend handled the situation as well as you possibly could have.
I can only echo what others have said: your approach to angling and life in general is deserving of respect. You're the type of angler I'd love to meet and fish with some day.