Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Aquatic Disaster

So the fish tank was a good idea... until...

The boys got a bit out of hand on Sunday night, and managed to dump a whole can of fish food in the aquarium. We made an emergency call yesterday and today to the service company, and they have come out twice so far to clean out the tank. The guy who came today was amazed that anything was still alive in there, but we still have about 15 hearty fish swimming around. I begged him to take them somewhere so that they might have a better (short) life, but he said that they have to keep them there to get the aquarium back in balance. So I guess we just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.

In the meantime, we have a little graveyard for all the dead fish that Benjamin has found (that we haven't flushed away before he has seen them). We said a small prayer for each of them this morning -

"Dear Flattie, you were a great fish. You were really flat and swimmed really good. I'm sorry that I killed you. Dear Suckie, you were a great fish. You really sucked good. I'm sorry that I killed you..." and so on. I think he has learned his lesson.

Our only consolation is that we are perhaps not the only ones who have found themselves in this situation. The aquarium guy said that usually it's the adults... but suggested that we hide the food in the future. I just think it's a good thing we started with fish.

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