There comes a time in every parents life when they have to address the subject of pets.
Our time has come.
The boys understand that both Greg and I, and what turns out to be them too, are severely allergic to cats. They also understand that they like their outside toys to much to let them be chewed up by puppies. We also like having grass in our backyard, and not having to scoop poop.
So last Saturday Isaac comes to Greg with this notebook written with the question:
"Can we buy a fish today?"
Greg, sadly had to tell him "no. not today"
To which Isaac responded with the sad face below it.
When Greg and I were first married we had a fish tank. It was lovely. I had fish to take care of, he bought himself some time in the baby department. I named all the fish funny names like Spot, Speedy, Booger, Slime face, and Twinkle. Some would die....one actually physically jumped out of the tank, which we found when we moved....Ewww. He would occasionally buy me a new one.
When we had Isaac I discovered I couldn't handle cleaning the tank and taking care of a baby and being pregnant again all at the same time. So we sadly flushed the fish, I cried, and the tank went into storage.
When we moved into the house, the boys were so tiny and we were considering getting pregnant again, so we sold the tank to on of our neighbors.
Well.....Now that neighbor has an adorable dog and they are done with the fish......
Needless to say we are talking about considering taking on the task of fish once more.