I Know Goldfish Don't Live Very Long ...
But, you'd think we'd at least get it home from the store.
Jaiden has been bugging us to get a fish for months now. So today, when they were at Walmart, Ana finally gave in and bought her a $.38 gold fish. She also picked up a small bowl, water conditioner, and some food.
Because they had a few more stops to make, she put the little container with the fish in the cup holder between the seats, so that Jaiden could admire her new prize. As they're driving along, Jaiden is going on and on about her new fish. At one point she suggested that it would be really fun to bring the fish in the bath with her. Of course mommy explained to her why that wouldn't be a good idea .. because the fish would probably die.
Fast forward about 10-15 minutes later ...
The fish was floating at the top of the cup. It died anyway .. with no help from a bathing toddler.
So, it was then time for a bit of "daddy to the rescue".
I got on the Internet, and found a "real" pet store in Copperas Cove: Fins & Flowers Pet Shop
Gave them a quick call to make sure they were open, and headed that way after work.
The lady who works there was real helpful. She even picked out a fish that she thought a 2 years old girl might like the best. It only cost $.20 for the fish .. but I also got some anti-chlorine drops ... mainly so I wouldn't feel guilty about using my debit card (I never have cash).
My picture of the day above, is of Jaiden, and our neighbor Cooper admiring the newly released goldfish #2.
He/She doesn't have an actually name yet, but the way things are going, that might not be a bad thing. If this one survives until morning, we can always name it then. ;-)