Thursday, August 23, 2007

What happens when...???

So what happens when you are neglecting your children while reading the most hilarious mom blog on the planet? Well I'll tell you. (Don't worry they are watching Dora right now.)

While I was reveling in the chaos of someone else's life, I could hear Kate and Carter playing in Kate's room. (I wasn't totally neglecting them. I knew they weren't crying or dead.) When I decided I had better just check to see what they were up to, Carter came running in holding a fish net telling me Kate was "fishing." Oh boy! I got Kate out of the fish water, (she had used Alyssa's underwear bucket as a stool) stripped her down and started the bathtub. Carter then tells me, "Kate got a fish and put it in the garbage?"
Me-"What? She got a fish out of the tank?"
Carter-"Yeah, hers put it in the garbage."
Me-"What garbage? What fish?"
Carter points to the garbage in my bedroom "An orange fish."

Lovely! So I started searching through the trash hoping that the poor fish is still alive so I can rescue it. (Why do I care so much? All I can say is I inherited this little trait from my mother.) I didn't find the fish. I checked Alyssa's underwear bucket just in case it had dropped in there, and the garbage in the other bathroom. No fish. Carter then says, " Hers put it in her clothes, maybe her diaper."

I have looked everywhere and still have not found a fish, dead or alive. And since our fish tank is so prolific (the complete circle of life going on constantly) I honestly have no idea how many fish we even have. So either the dog ate it, it's lying dead somewhere I didn't see, or it never really happened. Who knows?!!

8 comments:

elena's mom said...

And what a good trait that is!

Justin and Amber Manwaring said...

I love your blog. Few days go by that I don't get a huge laugh. I love it. I hope you find the fish. Someone once put a tray of goldfish under the seat of my car in high school and it smelled for months. Good Luck!

Elena said...

Amber -- What do you mean a tray of goldfish? REAL fish??? That is disgusting! :( What did you do to deserve that awful prank?

Fur said...

Nice! If it starts to smell in your house, maybe you could claim Yankee Candle came out with a new scent... Au de Fish....

Becky & Kevin Ward said...

All I can say is, Wow!

Julie said...

We have a 3.5 year old goldfish that refuses to die. You can have "lucky".
P.S. I have never heard of an underware bucket! Hillarious as usual.

Elise said...

Kate is so awesome-- I just love hearing about her and her funny antics. I'm sure if there is a dead fish somewhere, you'll smell it before too long!

Lou & Angela Harris Family said...

I thought YOURS was the most hilarious Mom Blog out there! You always have me rolling. Yeah, what's an underwear bucket? I guess it's where you keep her draws. :)