Mommy: "E, I'm so sorry your fish died."
E: "I'm sad that Goldie died. I'm gonna miss him."
Mommy: "I know sweetie." patting E comfortingly.
E: "Can we get a turtle now?"
Mommy: "Uh no sweetie we can't get a turtle."
I swear that was our conversation. It sounds almost familiar somehow like I read it in a mag, you know the ones that post those funny things kids say. Just goes to show that kids are universal.
So no we're not getting a turtle. I can't get those kids to wash their hands consistently after going to the bathroom never mind adding a turtle into the mix. At least with the fish they just feed it and it does it's own thing. I do not need any more poop in my house.
Several hours later, E told me she wanted a horse. Do you think she's catching on? You know, ask for something really big and then maybe she'll get the turtle afterall?