Panel 1: We see Elly, who is carrying a large pile of laundry, come into the kitchen and ask Mike what he's doing with the wooden spoon. He explains that since Fred looks bored, he and Lawrence are going to stir him up.
Panel 2: She takes the spoon away and says, in a calm tone of voice, that that isn't a good idea and to just watch him. He goes "Aww" because he wanted to see Fred zoom around like he was jet-propelled. I'm going "Aww" because I wanted to see Elly flip out. It would seem that Lynn wants to retcon flapping and honking clean out of existence.
Panel 3: She explains that he likes to swim around looking for food and enjoying the view. Mike grumpily admits that he knows.
Panel 4: He thought-bubbles that he wants him to do it faster.
Summary: The lack of proper equipment is what will kill Fred. Mike will still be declared unfit, though.