Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I'M A FISH KILLER!

Yesterday around 5pm the kids and I went to Walmart to pick up a few fish to use as a table center for the preschool that I had taught today. Our theme this month is nature so I decided to do it on FISH. The man that helped us was really nice and actually ended up giving us 3 extra fish because he felt that they were going to a better home. Well, little did he know! He really should have kept them, you'll see what I mean in a bit. We brought them home and put them in a fish bowl, that was nicely done up for them, with rocks on the bottom and a fake plant for them to swim around and nice cold water. Anything to make them happy so they would still be alive before preschool. Preschool came and what do you know! One of the moms pointed out that there was a dead fish! So lesson number one for the kids . . . how to flush a dead fish down the toilet! Not exactly how I had planned on preschool starting. The rest of preschool went well and once everyone went home Edyn and I left to pick up Ethan and run a bunch of errands. Came home and what do we find? Three more fish dead! Honestly, Naomi! It hasn't even been 24 hours! So all I have to say is either Walmart fish aren't meant to stay alive or I'm an awful FISH MOMMMY!

UPDATE: 5 minutes afer posting this, Ethan informed me that one more fish is dead! So now we have only one more left. Any bets on how long he's gonna last?

Lesson learned:
DON'T TRY AND TAKE CARE OF ANYMORE FISH!!!!


7 comments:

Jenny said...

It's okay, Fish don't have souls...or does that just apply to "Gingers" (red heads).

BreAnna said...

wow, remind me not to leave wicket with you guys :o) of course I am kidding, I wont even try a fish anymore because they are impossible to keep alive!

Naomi said...

Well, all fish are now officially belly up! Really, after reading my post is it any surprise that the last one didn't make it thru the night! I guess the positive thing about it is I don't have to clean a fish bowl anymore or worry about feeding anything else besides my children! LOL

mistieleigh said...

I'll let Ashton know that Grapes has some friends in fish heaven. He'll be thrilled!

Zim Family said...

I use to kill my fish on purpose as a kid. I wanted them to play with me so I held them and put them in my baby stroller and in the doll house etc. They never lasted more than 5 minutes. Depressing. My parents refused to get me a dog. What can I say??

Naomi said...

Erica! Your story makes me laugh cause it reminds me so much of what I did when I was younger. I found a frog and wanted so bad to keep him that I went into the bathroom and filled up the sink with Hot, Hot water and placed him in it. Couldn't figure out why after a little while the gaffer wasn't moving?

fransmomma said...

we are mourning the loss of our fish today and i was searching for an appropriate picture to use for my blog.
lo and behold i came across your story (and your dead fish picture).
hope the last one hangs in there! :)