I’m sure many of you recall me telling you about my kids begging me incessantly for a dog.
For over 1 year now I’ve absolutely held out with a firm no.
I just plain didn’t want another thing to take care of.
I knew it, and I’m pretty sure they knew it. It was just a matter of time until I finally caved.
And cave I did.
We now have TWO pets.
Meet the newest members of our household, Fishfin and Splash:
I thought a fish would be the perfect pet. I mistakenly thought all I’d have to do was remind the kids to feed the fish once a day.
It’s not THAT surprising that I was wrong. Once again.
Who knew that one has to change the water daily (or at least every other day), if one doesn’t have a fancy-schmancy fish tank, and that the water has to be specially prepared? Not just any water will do. No. It has to be room temperature and has to have special drops added to do something that I can’t be bothered to remember.
No one told me that fish can flop themselves right out of a little cup of water. If I knew that I’d have to chase a flopping fish around my kitchen with a spoon while changing said water, I would have NEVER signed up to be a fish owner.