I’m pleased to be writing a letter to my son’s new Betta fish today. My son received his Betta fish as a birthday present and christened him “Mr. Bubbles”.
Dear Mr. Bubbles,
Welcome – and consider yourself warned. We’ve hosted lots of goldfish in these hallowed halls over the years. Many have come and none have lived. So if you think you’re going to swim around and eat flakes for years to come, then wake up (and stay awake, will ya? I’m tired of dead fish). Here’s what I need from you:
1. Eat and poop at a minimum. This will help your water stay cleaner.
2. Don’t play dead. Because **playing** dead and **being** dead look the same to me.
3. Don’t eat that sea snail the fish lady sold us. He’s there to eat the algae off your tank. He’s also my daughter’s new “pet” since her brother didn’t want to share you.
4. Finally, live, darn it, live.
Help me help you, mmmkay?
Experienced Bad Mom
Do you have fish? Who changes the water? How long have they lived?