My husband took our two oldest kids (and my dad) fishing yesterday, something which he's waited to do until they were both calm enough that the possibility of one of them accidentally falling into the water out of sheer enthusiasm was MORE remote.
So he drove them up to a long-remembered fishing lake from his childhood, one that was so full of fish that he remembered casting in a line without a lure and pulling up fish after fish, this lush abundance. The kids were set up with their rods and lures and waited patiently all afternoon.. for nothing.
The lake is dead now. Crystal clear all the way to the bottom, my husband said.