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Jane’s New Pet

30 Aug

We’ve had several fish over the past year:  goldfish, neon tetras, feeders. Somehow none of them have ever lasted more than a few days.

Now whenever Jane sees a fish, she says, “Mommy, is that fish going to die?“*

Lately, I’ve found myself promising to get her a rabbit, since I figure it’s easier to take care of than a cat or dog and cuter than a gerbil or hamster.

But in the meantime, Jane trapped a spider!

Charlotte has been with us for several days now and is still going strong.

Can’t say the same for her babies.

*Yes, we’re a family that has introduced the concept of death to our children since the get go.  And we don’t gloss over it.  As in, “Lie down while you’re eating and choke and die,” or “The car will hit you and you will die,” and on many unfortunate occasions, “The fish is dead.”

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