I would be the first to admit - to anyone - that I have done some rather stupid things in my life....some of which is documented right here, in my blog, for the world to read.
And I will also admit that I am relatively "new" to lake-living...moving from the suburbs to the lake only in late November of this year - so I am unfamiliar with lake activities, lake do's and don'ts, lake etiquette, etc.
However - as naive as I may be - I do know ONE thing about lake living that I have stressed over and over lately to my own children - and that is:
Don't walk on the ice on the lake.
The kids have begged and pleaded that it will be safe (our temperatures have been above freezing now for well over a week - so no, it will NOT be safe) and they'll be okay - at the same time I sternly tell them of the horrors and dangers that befall anyone who attempts to walk on the lake at this point.
As I saw yesterday, though, from the following picture, apparently this little critter didn't get the same message from HIS mama:
Yes, Dear Readers, that is a fox. A red fox that crossed the lake yesterday afternoon - as I held my breath hoping against hope that the little critter didn't fall through the ice, necessitating a fox rescue on my part. I've never attempted a fox rescue, and frankly, I really didn't want to start.
Thankfully, he made it. Whew.
Of COURSE, both my kids witnessed this miracle on ice....and so now they absolutely don't take me serious when I tell them to not walk on the lake.
Damn fox. Now I almost wish you'd fallen through the ice. Just to prove my point.