Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Our Fish Update

One of Eli's fish died. I noticed it when I got home from taking him to school. I saved it for him because I knew that he would want to flush it. After picking him up I told him that I had bad news and that his fish died. He said "oh that's too bad. I'm not going to cry." Then he said, "can I hold it? Can I flush it?"

Hmmm that was easy. Stacy's kids cried when their fish died. I wonder if Eli has my emotional attitude. I used to have a really hard time crying and I remember thinking, "I should be crying right now" when something sad was happening. I'd then try to squeeze out a few tears.

I guess I'll wait to see what happens when the second fish dies.


The Haights said...

Um... I don't think it's fair that Eli didn't cry. Maybe when the next fish dies, you should tell him that it really hurts to die and that the fish probably really suffered. Also mention that he'll never see the fish again. If that doesn't do the trick.. then maybe give him a little pinch.

Just in case anyone can't tell, I'm kidding.