Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Fish Incident

So I had to blog about this little incident at our home so that I won't soon forget it. Two years ago for Kaitlyn's 4th birthday she wanted a dog and a fish. Well Thad and I agreed to let her pick one of the two, she picked the dog and so we got a cute black lab dog. The next day after her birthday Grammie took her shopping for the fish. Needless to say we ended up with both. She was thrilled. Well our dog we think got stolen about a year ago and it was a very sad experience, but we still have our fish until about two days ago when I found it dead in the bowl. So I was discreetly trying to get rid of the fish before my children woke up, but Ethan woke up right as I was carrying the fish bowl out of his room. I decided that I could lie to him about the fish to make him feel better but in the long run I knew that an excuse wasn't going to last, so I told him the fish had died and that we were going to flush it down the toilet. He was more than happy to help and came and flushed the fish. What a boy I thought. So at the breakfast table I told Kaitlyn that I had bad news for her and that her fish had died. She was doing suprisingly well with the news but wanted to know what I had done with her fish. So I asked Ethan to tell her what he helped me do. He said "I flushed it." I waited to see what Kaitlyn's reaction would be and you will never guess the words that came out of her mouth. She said and I quote, "But Mom we could have eaten it." I about died laughing. This was not at all the reaction that I was expecting, but do I ever know what to expect when it comes from Kaitlyn, No. Needless to say the fish incident wasn't nearly so traumatic as I was expecting. I did have to explain to Kaitlyn that it is not a good idea to eat our pets, and that this was to small to eat anyway. I sure do love these ranom moments that make life with little kids wonderful.



That is so funny! I'm glad they weren't too upset. Brit's first fish died when she was about Ethan's age and we had to sing a song and say a prayer before she would let me flush it. I think she still gets teary eyed when we talk about that fish.

Sounds like you are ready for a new pet. . .

Adam and Rachael

That is too funny!!! You never know what kids will say. :) So are you getting a new fish or a new dog? :)

The Downs Family

Hi Brigitte, it's Nichole (Giannopulos) from high school. I just set up a blog for my family and came across your's through Tiffany Merrigans...anyway. What a cute little family you have; and congrats on the new addition. Sounds like things are going really well. When you get a chance check out our blog: I am pretty new to this blogging thing so I am going to apologize in advance. Sounds like Kaitlyn keeps you on your toes!

Sarah's Project

My sister-in-law, Kristin, told her daughter, Mya, their fish died and went to heaven. They had a little service and flushed the fish down the toilet. A few days later she was in the shower when Mya came in to use the potty. After she flushed Kristin heard her say, "All the way to heaven." We love that story!


Hi Brigitte
I was so excited when I happened upon your blog. I love your fish story its classic.