Boo expressed an interest in having a pet. Luckily, she was looking at fish as an option, and that’s something that this household is very well-equipped to do. We already have an aquarium that we’d popped in the shed when Boo was a baby, and my brother manages an aquatic shop, Ripples Waterlife, so I was more than happy to encourage the fish idea!
It started with the aquarium clean-up..
Then we filled it with water, a fresh filter, and left it to settle for two weeks, as instructed by my brother. Then, it was fish-choosing day – hooray! Off we went, discussing fish and names on the way there, and of course, Boo was looking forward to seeing her uncle. She made her selections and chose herself a little ornament, whilst Little Man rushed about shouting in excitement at all of the fish!
Boo kept the fish in her foot-well all the way home, and then it was time to get them settled in, getting them used to the water temperature first..
And then they were named – meet Mickey and Minnie (complete with new Nemo ornament!)
She was desperate to feed them, so we’ve had a conversation about being careful not to overfeed them – we’ll see how that goes! She enjoys this part, and loves to sit and stare at them..
And then we rounded the evening off by starting to fill in Boo’s ‘My Pet Poster’ that we’d bought her ready, for her birthday a couple of weeks ago.
She’s now a responsible fish-mummy, and so far, is taking that quite seriously 😉
Do your children have pets? What have they chosen?