Wednesday, March 16, 2011

If You Give Your Aunt A Goldfish....

If you give your aunt a goldfish she'll probably want a nice big fish tank to keep it in. Once she has the tank, she'll probably decide she wants a nice quiet filter for it. So she'll want to go to Petsmart to get a nice quiet filter. While she's there she'll probably see all the pretty plants and decorations and decide that a fish should have a nice home to live in too. So she'll probably talk your uncle into getting some of the pretty plants and decorations. When she talks to the nice people who work at Petsmart, she'll realize that a goldfish should have water conditioner, special food, fishy vitamins and whole array of other great things!  After all this shopping, she's probably going to want a snack. She'll probably talk your uncle into stopping for ice cream. When she is finished with her ice cream she'll be all excited about getting home to decorate the fish tank. When she feels how cold and deep the water is, she'll probably just want to supervise while your uncle decorates the fish tank. When the tank is suitable for goldfish habitation, she'll move the goldfish in and watch intently to be sure the goldfish is happy.

The next day, your aunt will probably think that having one little goldfish in such a big tank is really kind of silly. So she'll probably decide that the goldfish needs some friends....

Meet Lila, the newest addition to the menagerie. Generously given to me by my beloved nieces, they have no idea the monster they've created!

**This post is a play on one of my favorite children's books, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff.  If you aren't familiar with it, I would highly recommend you get this book and read it to your favorite little people!

1 comment:

  1. Steph, this is sooo typical of you. If someone said "I have this elephant and he needs a home", you'd be the first one to put it in Mikey's room.
    You're totally awesome!