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Lessons from the inevitable ending of festival-won fish

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 10:33am

The fall festival sent us home with three little goldfish: Ralph, Goldilocks, and AlphaStone. Three kids. Three fish. Perfect.

We pulled out our previously unused fish bowl, gravel, and plastic plants, and set up a fishy oasis in the kitchen. Three little fish swam, unconcerned. Excitement.

By Monday afternoon Goldilocks and AlphaStone floated, no longer troubled by the things of this world like when the yummy food flakes would appear again.

Another one bites the dust (or 3-year-old deals with the death of his hermit crab)

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 7:36am

My 3-year-old's hermit crab died Saturday night, and I had to break the news to him yesterday. I was a little nervous about how he would take it. He loved his little crabbie. And my daughter had a hermit crab die a while back and was nearly devastated by it, so I was not looking forward to this discussion.

The End of The Aquasaur: A Lesson on Loss

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 3:32pm

My kids and I have had pet aquasaurs since December. We grew them from eggs with the help of a kit from Toys R Us. They normally live anywhere from 20 to 90 days. The first one, Cooly, died in January, and this morning I discovered that the other one, Tiny, had swum his last. And so our aquasaur project has come to an end.

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