their first pet

August 12, 2016 • 19 comments • 644 views

So umm these came along when I picked up the kids from school.

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I stared at them, they stared at me. We were both sighing because we have no idea how this relationship even started. Haha!

It was very cute though. Everyone from school came out with a little aquarium(? tupperware?? what do you call fish boxes?). Every kid had a huge smile on their faces, happy to carry their first pet home, and next to them… faces just like mine; parents thinking “Ohhh just greatttttt, more responsibilities woohoo.”

So that’s where I am at now. Four tiny fish staring at me as I blog right now. Who knows what the future holds for them, but I told them straight up just now that their owners (i.e. Daniel and Mariam) are not very reliable and they’re pretty much doomed and all animals go to heaven. I’M KIDDINNNN. But no really, Daniel and Mariam spilled half the water from that thing in the car just now (the driver was not amused)… This is just like when we brought Daniel home from the hospital for the very first time and didn’t even have a single diaper at home. Wrapped him up in tissue and look how he turned out! Not so bad. So these fishies are gonna be just fineeeeeeee.

I put Daniel to sleep just now and after a longgggg silence, he said, “Mommy, I’m going to name the goldie Fish.”

“I think you mean you want to name the fish Goldie.”

“That’s what I said.”

Either he was sleepy or I was. Doesn’t matter. Conclusion is the fish’s name is Goldie. All four of em.

At midnight, Dean asked if I fed the fish. Holy cow, we have to feed these things like duh!?!! Gosh, I’ve never had a pet in my life as a child, these things don’t come naturally to me ok. I fed them bread. Well, Dean did after he freaked out that the fish looked “bored and hungry” and we realised we have no fish food in the house. I mean, why would I have fish food lying around?!! I don’t just go around the supermarket getting animal food just in case. Note to Iman for tomorrow; buy proper fish food….ummm but what is fish food? Note to self: google what fish eats.

Pleasedontdiepleasedontdiepleasedontdie.