Parents of small children will eventually have their children invited over to birthday parties. And those parents will probably be thinking of important questions to ask before the party, such as
- What time is the party?
- Do I drop off my child, or am I expected to stay?
- Who else will be there that my child knows?
Allow me to add one more question to that list, so that you will have a more complete checklist before accepting the invitation:
What live animals will be involved in the party?
Alpha and Beta went to a birthday party, and they won something as prizes for a little game they played.
They won two goldfish.
We went from zero to four goldfish instantly.
We had fish before, but not for very long. The bowl has been sitting in the basement for a while (about 3 years now), so I rinsed it out and put the new fish in it.
The older two kids are somewhat excited about the fish, at least enough so that they ask whose turn it is to feed the fish.
Beta named his two fish “Biggy” and “Mediumy”.
The only problem is that the fish are not very hardy. It’s not really a problem to us parents because we didn’t invest much in the fish, and we don’t expect much out of them. I think the kids remember from last time that fish are quite temporary. They won’t be heartbroken either.
We started out with 4 fish.
The next day, we were down to 3 fish.
Two days later, 2 fish.
A week, 1 fish.
At this rate, we’ll be out of fish by Thursday.
Oh, and my wife informed the giver-away of the goldfish that we will be giving away kittens to her kids next time.
He turned their waters into blood
And caused their fish to die.