Now Guilt Free

I was reading about how sometimes well water can have too many minerals in it after a hard rain and it's not healthy for aquarium fish. If it's replaced with bottled water, the fish may actually live longer. I did read this from a fictional book, and it wasn't about fish, so I'm not sure how much validity I'll give to that, but it sounds good.

I was relaying this fun fact to Sam and said, "I wonder if that's why the fish all died."

"What fish?"

"You remember that year that the church's kids club gave live gold fish as prizes at the carnival? And we came home with about a half dozen? By the end of the week they were all dead. It seemed that every time I changed the water another one went belly up. I wonder if our water killed them."

The kids, sitting around the dinner table, were listening. Becky said, "or maybe it's because we picked them up every morning."

"What?"

"We would pick them up and carry them around every morning before you got up."

"Well, yeh. That would kill them. And here I was feeling guilty all these years for killing my children's prize fish. Thanks a lot."

Maybe I'll be inspired to go buy some goldfish now. I've honestly thought that I was a certified fish killer for these many long years. Nice.

14 comments:

Lovin Mama said...

ROFL! I can't believe they carried them around! Makes me wonder what my kids do that I don't know about.
Our fish get used to the well water. I killed a couple by adding bottled water one time.

Gina said...

OK, that? Is hilarious!

I won one of those carnival fish once as a child and my family was SURE it would be dead in days and instead it lived for years and grew to an enormous size. We actually suspect it was a gold river carp - it was THAT big.

Leanne said...

Oy. I just can't get past the part that they were up and not destroying things, apart from killing fish, while you slept. SLEPT IN!. I need that. Sigh.

BeautifulWreck said...

OMG, that is sooo funny!

Infrared Goggles said...

Oh, you poor dear! My cousin's fish met with an untimely death during a nap under her pillow... Life with young children is hard on the goldfish! :/

HalfAsstic.com said...

You need to start worrying when you start getting notes from the teachers at school saying that they're bringing them to school in their pockets. ;-)

Flea said...

Bwahahaha! Oh Karen. This is priceless. I'm so glad they told you!

Trisha said...

Hee hee hee! That is a good one! Imagine picking up fish and carrying them around! Only kids!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

OMG! That is FREAKIN' HILARIOUS! I am so glad they came clean and you can now venture back into the world of goldfish.

And thank you for reminding me why I should stand firm and continue to deny my children (and husband) the goldfish that they so badly want.

imbeingheldhostage said...

That is hilarious. I guess you should be glad they didn't end up in their pockets.

Michelle said...

Carrying fish around. Huh. Really? What DID possess them?

And hey... at least they 'fessed up instead of just looking at each other and giggling.

caramama said...

That is hysterical!!!

Burgh Baby said...

NICE!

I still blame Sam, though. Unless he used dechlorinator, that's probably what did it.

The Sports Mama said...

Personally, I just love how Becky casually dropped that little tidbit in there. :)