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Mum likes reading, decorating, shopping with the girls, and Starbucks. She also feels funny writing in the 3rd person. Papa (also known as Sparky) is currently looking at me with a blank stare having asked him to add something about himself to the blog. (Now he wants to say something) The only thing he loves more in life than music and Coke is his wife and kids. (Awww...) :) Little Lotte is a genius on the computer and makes me fall over laughing every day with her quick wit. She loves computers and animals. Sweet Pea abandoned her family and moved to Phoenix for work and is now married as of 2/28/06. She is beautiful and smart and the most nurturing person I know. She gave me the greatest gift ever when she made me a grandmother. I am the proud Mum Mum to Andrew Christopher. There are no words to describe the joy of having a grandson!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Glorious Goldfish!


Well, I finally did it. I broke down and let Little Lottie buy a fish - a goldfish to be exact. We went to PetSmart and we were looking around at the kittens and puppies like we normally do and Little Lottie wanted to visit the fish, as usual. For some reason, I was drawn to follow her. She pointed to the cute little clown fish and blue tangs. But a saltwater tank is too much money. We were going down the aisle that is filled with tanks upon tanks and I was just enjoying looking at the silver scales and little eyes on the fish. They just looked sooooo cute with their little tails wagging behind them like a happy puppy!

As we rounded the corner there was a rather large tank that was overbrimming with the most beautiful golden-orange fish I have ever seen! There were so many fish in the tank they appeared as a liquid ball of fire! I was drawn to them. I got really close to the tank. I enjoyed little splashes of water on my hand as they skimmed the surface from time to time. I stood transfixed as they fed them, their little mouths opening wide to get their yummy treats. I HAD TO HAVE ONE!

PetSmart has it all so we found the aisle with the tanks. I bought a 5 gallon tank with some blue gravel and a little scuba diver. The saleslady said I could pick out the fish myself and handed me the net. I was so happy to be able to scoop these wiggling little creatures of God into the net! The first one kind of slipped out of the net but I caught him and he laid on his side, his cute little bug eye looking up at me as if to say, "Are you my mommy?" How could I resist?!

In the end we bought 2 goldfish. Good thing I bought the big tank! When we got home I filled the tank up after placing the gravel and the scuba diver. I gentle untied the bag and by accident, I let it slip onto the counter. It's ok though, I just picked up that little squirmer by the tail, smiling at his beautiful little face, and gentle placed him into the tank. The other one landed at my foot and I was worried I might have to give him mouth to mouth resuscitation (which I wouldn't have minded doing at all) but luckily, as soon as I put him in the water, he was fine. I stuck my hand in the tank and let them brush up against me as they swam so they could get to know the hand that feeds them. Their little bodies tickled my hand as we played in the water together!

It was a great day. I am going to go make dinner now, FISH STICKS! Yummy!

P.S. We named the two fish. The first one is APRIL and the other one is FOOL.

2 Comments:

Blogger sweet pea said...

wow! I gotta tell you, you had me goin' for a minute. Well done mommy! I'll bet your skin crawled just writing about fish, ;-)

1:12 AM  
Blogger Moron Family said...

Yes, it did and did you notice that I had to use a little cartoon fish for the picture? I couldn't bring myself to put a real goldfish there!

I had to google the image as Cartoon Image of Goldfish and I made your Dad look at the results, I was too scared of what would come up!

I love you!

Mum
xoxoxoxo

4:11 PM  

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