Friday, February 29, 2008

Planning Ahead

Em was quite distraught all day today about her beta fish. The fish bowl needed cleaning and she was worried her fish might die - a bit melodramatic! She burst through the door this afternoon sobbing that she had so much homework (not true) and she'd never be able to do it all AND clean the fish tank with daddy.... it was quite a show, sorry you missed it!

Once we completed the dying fish that she's allergic to conversation, she and I went off to shop for dinner. In the car she says this:

"Grace, my safety patrol, told me about these window suckers that clean your windows."

At this point, I've moved on and I'm wondering why I've never heard of window suckers - I need some of those!! She continues,

"She also said we could get a filter. You know, at Petco."

Then I realized we were back on the subject of our dirty betta fish tank... UGH! I just let it go.

From there, we progress to this conversation on the way home:

Em: "If my fish dies, I want a rabbit."

Me: "Well, if you get a rabbit, you will have to take care of it yourself. I can't help you because I'm allergic to rabbits and so is your sister."

Em: "Well, OK, if I can't get a rabbit, how about a snake?"

Me: "Uh, I think you need to ask your dad about that."

Em: "Maybe I shouldn't get an animal that I'm really afraid of. That might not be a good idea."

FINALLY, some semblance of reason!

Em: "How about a horse?"

Thank goodness we got that tank cleaned tonight! =)

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

OMG--you are really going to be in trouble w/ her in a few years!