Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday! I'm a Fox!

Todd from The Fox and the Hound.

Not what you were expecting, is it? When I was a little girl, I used to pray at night before I went to bed that I would wake up as a fox.

It sounds silly reflecting back on that childhood dream, but I really did believe that God would turn me into a fox if I prayed hard enough.

Obviously, I'm not a fox and the prayer didn't work, but I can't say that I'm disappointed. I'm actually very happy that God decided, "Hey, she wants to be a fox, but she'll thank me for ignoring that request someday."

I am thankful.

1) I have opposable thumbs and I can type this post.
2) Foxes have a bad reputation and I have a good one.
3) Foxes can get mange and it looks really gross. I do not have mange. Nor do I anticipate having it. 

So, thanks. But why would I want to be a fox in the first place?

Good question. I thought that being a fox would be super cool. That's about it. Other than that early childhood fancy, I don't think I've ever wanted to be like someone else.

Thankfully, I've always had pretty good self-worth. I also led a very sheltered life, so I was protected from some of the nastiness of society out there.

I'm not going to say that I didn't have my share of bad times, but I somehow managed to keep my head up and push past whatever threatened my sanity.

These days I don't want to be a fox.

I want to be a wolf. They're much bigger and faster, and they can hunt big game. Like me.
From 2010-12-28 Hunting 2010

Well, that concludes this week's YA Highway: Road Trip Wednesday. Hope y'all enjoyed my little flashback to childhood innocence.

Am I the only one who wished to be an animal?


  1. Such a fun answer. Fox and the Hound is one of my favorite Disney movies.

  2. I want to say LOL, but I'm afraid I'll get chastised... :)

  3. No fear! I made the rule mainly for my own amusement and to see if I could scare the bejeezus out of people. Obviously, it worked somewhat, haha!

  4. A FOX?! ha! ive always kind of wanted to be a wolf, so no poking here :P however, when i was a kid i wanted to become a magician. like, do serious sort of finger-snapping magic that'd enable me to do anything i wanted to. unfortunately, even after praying every night and thinking, 'of course ill get the magic EVENTUALLY after praying this hard', i never did get it. good thing too, since half my teachers wouldve been dead. okay, so not dead (I wasnt THAT evil) but definitely retired. hehe.
    love your answer!


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