Reflections of a Mom's Life

Monday, April 28, 2008

saying goodbye is hard to do...

sad news. nemo jr. has passed. he was swimming a bit slowly today and i thought he looked strange. after jackson and i woke up from a nap, i walked in the kitchen and saw him laying on the bottom of the tank.

told jackson. he was very interested to see the dead fish being as that's what he had been expecting all along. he would keep coming up to the tank and say "hi, dead nemo."

harrison took it well when he got home from school but had a bit of blaming to do. i was blamed because i was the fish food distributor. after i explained that i really hadn't fed him too much he blamed jackson saying that he must have banged on the tank. it must be someones fault right?

maybe we'll get a beta.

8 comments:

Adam and Nat said...

Sad! I had to laugh though especially at Jackson saying "hi dead nemo". That kid is so funny! Will the next be Nemo jr. jr.? Maybe they would like to have a Dori instead?

Janet said...

Sorry to hear about your fish! Glad the kids took it so well. You'll have to tell me if we should try a pet. Lindsey just 'lost it' when her caterpillar died. It made me think we shouldn't try another type of pet, but maybe those things are good learning lessons...? I'll listen and learn from all of you!

Andy & Jen said...

Jackson is too funny! You should get oscars. The live forever and grow huge! (They also eat goldfish).

Katy said...

We think ours is dead too - I'm waiting for David to get home to make the official call though!!!!

Heather said...

Our Beta has lasted for years! You don't even have to feed them everyday! (We even go on vacation and come back and it's STILL alive!) Go with a Beta!! I love Jackson's comments!

Jennifer said...

Oh dear, did you have a little fishy funeral in the loo? Glad your sweet boys took it ok! :) Good luck with picking out your next fish!

Ward Blog said...

good bye nemo jr. :(

Linda Williams said...

Oh No!!!!!!!
Poor, Poor, Nemo, Jr!

Love,
Mimi and Papa