Friday, November 02, 2007
photo via flickr
Our fish died yesterday. This is the very same fish that elicits this response from guests, "Is your fish dead?" (He doesn't, well, didn't move much.) Now he really is dead. The kids got him nearly two years ago for Christmas. Frankly, I'm surprised he lasted this long. Roxcy first noticed him laying on his side at the bottom of the bowl. She was in tears. I worried about how Jonah would react, because Swimmy has been his responsibility. Roxcy told him in a quivering voice and Jonah took it all in and then said in a "I've got a great - exciting - surefire plan (we hear that voice a lot at our house), "Mom, let's play a trick on Dad. Let's call him and say, 'Someone in our house died,' and he'll be like 'WHAT! WHAT!' and he'll rush home and then we'll tell him it's just Swimmy."