In yesterday's post I told you about Princess' devastation over not having a pet and her insistence that she needed to take a pet to school today. I sent their teacher a message last night but I didn't get her response until this morning. SO...here's how this all went down. Hubby called to tell me he was on his way home from work. Princess, in tears, asked to talk to her daddy on the phone. She then tells her daddy that she is supposed to bring a pet to school tomorrow but she doesn't have a pet and she had a fish this summer but then the fish died and she never got another one and she will be the only one at school without a pet tomorrow (well she and her twin brother, that is) and she doesn't want to take a stuffed animal because it's not a real pet... Hubby asks her to put me on the phone to which he says to me, "I can't understand a word she's saying. I need you on the phone to interpret." So after I helped Princess repeat all of this back to Hubby he says to me, "I do kind of feel bad that we never replaced the fish after they died and I don't care if we get more fish, what do you think?" I agreed with him and negotiated dinner out and then we'd go to the pet store to look for fish. Amazingly enough, as soon as Hubby and I told Princess we would get her a fish, her whole demeanor changed. That chick has her daddy wrapped around her little finger!
After dinner we went to the pet store in search of the 15 cent goldfish. Believe it or not, they do have some goldfish for 15 cents and we were all set on those. That is, until we priced out the fishbowls they would need to take the fish to school. Soooooo we ended up getting little beta fish that came in their own little containers that were portable to take to school. We still had to buy them each a beta bowl since the fish can't live together. Twenty-five dollars later we were on our way home with two happy children and beta fish named Scooby Doo and Max. It was money well spent since we technically owed them the fish anyway and it doubled as a school project as well.
Ms. J, their teacher responded to my message last night but I didn't get it until this morning. This week was Science Week at their school and they were doing special science themed activities. She mentioned yesterday that they could bring a pet to school or a stuffed animal if they wanted. It wasn't mandatory or really even a big deal. However, once Princess had it in her head that she HAD to have a pet for school, there was no talking her out of it. I guess it's a good thing that she is so conscientious. Max and Scooby Doo had a great visit to school today. Well, at least they made it home alive, I guess that's pretty great to survive a day with a class full of kindergartners. Prince is in his room talking to Max about our house and explaining house rules to him. Welcome to the family, Max and Scooby Doo!