A Good Idea Gone Wrong: Raising Goldfish

It was the perfect day. First swimming and paddle boating at a friend’s pond. Buying goldfish at Meijer. Making homemade aquariums out of Ball Jars. Eating pizza and watching a movie. The kids fell asleep that night with smiles on their faces. I was going to win The Mother of Summer Award.

Then morning came.

The kids awoke ready to care for their new pet goldfish. But something was strange. The little fishies weren’t swimming like they had last night. Instead they all were floating, sideways, at the top of each jar.

Merciful heavens. I had no idea that fish needed air bubbles blown into the jars in order to breath the oxygen in the water. Maybe should have done some research before the project began.

I think my award has been revoked.

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2 thoughts on “A Good Idea Gone Wrong: Raising Goldfish

  1. Not sure whether to laugh or groan. Poor kiddos. 😦 We had a similar experience last summer. Turns out I killed the fish, because I didn’t rinse the plastic plants first. (Who knew plastic plants required instructions?!) Happy summer-ing, Catie!

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