It's a sad day here at our place. Well, it didn't start out that way.
Soccer Saturday was a huge success. Emily's team tied 2 all. Rachel's team won 4-2. Rachel scored a goal today! You should have seen her little face light up! She gave me the thumbs up and got back in the scrum. Pirate Booty for snack...(yes)!
Then I take Emily to the Mall for her birthday shop. We hit "the Limited Too!" and I cringe for the whole 30 minutes we are there. What a rip off that place is. Lull the tweeners into a false sense of security with your all that bling and the offer of $5.99 Webkins with purchase. Big 'Shop til You Drop' sale banners flying all over the place. Two for $12.oo camis with built in bras in every color of the rainbow....built in bras for whom? Then - you get to the cash register...and even with your $25 off coupon you still pay $139.00 for two skorts , two tops and a sweater. Oh- and the Webkins. Gotta get one for the little girl, too.
And, then back at home- I saw it.
(Backstory) They are not suppose to live this long. We've had him for over a year. People buy these things as food for bigger things! But he's mine and I love him. I change the water and feed it and find day care for it when we go out of town. Yet another thing to schedule and clean and feed. I thought we had avoided a potential problem earlier in the week...when I went to clean the bowl and accidentally broke it. Quick -get the largest glass mixing bowl you've got! Phew! Gotta get to the pet store tomorrow.
But the days in the replacement bowl have not been the same. Not the usually perky, voracious eating 'shark-man' that we have come to know and love. Looking a little green around the gills, dude - seriously.
I'm sorry I failed you Sharky the Goldfish. Truth be known, I loved watching you swim in your 1 gallon world. Eating your own doody and then spitting it out. You were MY pet. And. I. Miss. You.