Caring for Fishies

More often than not, when a child gets a pet, the story ends there. There is nothing else to say except that the child got a pet. They will cuddle it, love it to bits and be the happiest child in the whole household.

There. End of story.


OK, here's the real situation. Once the kid gets the pet, it is every parent's dread because they know that at the end of the day, they would be the ones taking care of the pet which is conveniently 'forgotten' by the child. Because to a child, the pet itself if for cuddling and feeding bits of unauthorised food guaranteed to give you, the parent, a huge veterinary bill and a nice little headache at the end of the day.

So, I am not going into that. Instead, I make sure that they know how to clean the fish tanks without the fish dying.
But sadly, after a few tries, its back to me again.

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