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Showing posts with label dead fish new fish. Show all posts

Friday, April 22, 2016

One FISH...Two FISH... Three FISH... FOUR....

Friday, April 22, 2016
by: Kelley Amstutz

Yesterday was a busy, crazy, fanatically magical day for one birthday girl as she made her way to FIVE


She went to Pre-K, where she helped her teachers make a birthday crown!  

I picked her up and whiskered her back home for lunch- nutella in the shape of a HEART...of course! 
While she was at school, this Mom snuck in to grab a HUGE Minnie Mouse balloon to SURPRISE her when we made our way back home after school...and it WORKED

She was so gosh, darn excited for the balloon...that honestly, we have had before for one of the other four birthdays she has had that has been MINNIE...just saying!

OK- so we ate lunch...then Daddy got up and we headed to the PET STORE.  All she knew was that we had an important errand to run and she would leave HAPPY. worked!

But, said Pet Store did NOT have what we needed- unfortunately

So off to Wally-world we go...because they have EVERYTHING..don't ya know

  • Tank- Check.
  • Fish- Check.
  • Fish- Check.
  • Fish- Check.
  • Fish- Check.
  • Fish Food- Check. 
  • One Sponge Bob Pineapple Under the Sea... CHECK! 
  • Purple Rocks- Check.

We made our way home with  
four fish of various sizes and colors

Tank was urgently set up because we did have this NOW five year old who was 

This excitement was proceeded with naming off four RANDOM names.

I mean...seriously... 
  1. Mac
  2. Joey
  3. Cocoa- Short for COCONUT
  4. Diamond

And, I state again...SERIOUSLY...  

Before we all knew it, it was time to set these fish to sea. 

I mean, we should have known that this was GOING TO BE A DISASTER when the moment Daddy put the fish in...the red finned shark fish BAILED out of the tank and was flopping around on the dresser. 


Luckily I had seen this even unfold...or fishy would of been out of luck!

 It was a few moments of learning how to feed...more happiness sprinkles spread around us all...and then she had to stay and watch...and watch these crazy fish that were swimming around the tank like their tales were on fire. #truestory

Now, I need to write a disclaimer...this story will take a turn for the viewer discretion is advised.

We went off to dinner, birthday girls pick..gone maybe about an hour or so...
we returned with a five year old who was SO excited to show her Nana and Papa her new FOUR fish. 

Awesome. Sweet. We all couldn't wait...


There are three fish in the tank and one is DOA and ONE IS SWIMMING UPSIDE DOWN (of course...this is the RED FINNED SHARK...that said FIVE Year OLD LOVES!) - EEK

And then...there was 1 and a HALF...

By nine o'clock we were down to one fish in the tank. 

One fish, swimming strong. 

I had to collect the three others...and yes- the missing one was found in the filter tray- GROSS!  But, since they were "UNDER WARRANTY" I had to collect their bodies in a sandwich bag. 

Ms. Five year old was OK with having ONE FISH LEFT....because she was SO excited to feed it...and due to the fact that she was going back to the store to get more brand spanking new, shiny fishies. 

Unfortunately... the solo swimmer did NOT make it... as he was found being sucked into the filter by morning

  • The good news is that Ms. Five was OK
  • She had come to terms with her MALFUNCTIONED fish. 
  • She had MOVED on... to a BIG, FAT GOLDFISH... or so she jumped up and down after finding her last dead fish friend. 

So...Daddy got up (btw he works a weird 2nd his a.m. is the afternoon) and off the two of them went...sandwich bag full of four DEAD fish in pick out FOUR new friends.

Shortly after...our five year old is once again jumping up and down...

We went through the same process...the tank alive with four GOLDFISH... 

  1. one FAT Goldfish who had donned the name BIG MAC....
  2. one black Goldfish named Blankie...
  3. one white and gold...
  4. one all silver...

their names have left my brain- as well as hers and I am certain that they will be donning new names by morning! 

The great news is nearly 9:00 p.m. and we still have FOUR FISH! 


#todaywasagoodday #oratleastbetterthanyesterday

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