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I think my award has been revoked.

Five Easy Summer Activities with My Kiddos

It’s summer break, and we’re keeping it real. Here’s a picture overview of what we’ve done so far.

  1. Catching Frogs in Our Backyard
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  2. Visiting Boulder Ridge Park
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  3. Playing House With Our Guinea Pigs
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  4. Crafts, Crafts, Crafts

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    This is one of our many crafts that we’ve done. This is a cup sandcastle.
  5. Watering the Garden and Playing in the Sprinkler
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    The summer is still young, and we have many more memories to log. What about you? What fun things are you doing this summer?