I took that slimy bait and swallowed because I have a bad habit of not finishing projects, or that is at least what I am telling myself. It absolutely has nothing to do with the fact that I have little to no control over my second born child. Either she is the youngest Jedi master ever or I am just plain exhausted. I did find this though which helped her case.
We went to purchase our new family members only learn that we needed to buy more equipment first. We shelled out cash for a heater and purchased a plethora of colorful plastic plants (thankfully there were no pineapples.) We asked the same questions of a different employee, got different answers, and scurried out before I got even more confused and irritated.
Two days later….and a warm tank… We are back, hovering in front of a million fish, and the pressure is on. The UV light is highlighting each fish and I try to explain that this is not what they will look like in our tank while the employee that is on duty today says we can get 8 fish at a time (5 more than other employees said on previous visits.) I roll my eyes and wonder exactly how much commission you can make on 4 dollar fish that is on sale for 2.24. “WE are only buying three fish” I blurt and somehow step away with two additional African dwarf frogs.
I artfully dodge all other adorable items, by illustrating exactly how much money we have leaked, and we are bobbing out the door changing the names of our new friends, for the fifth time.
It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you…….
Stephanie, Kathryn the great, and Matthew.. Tropical tetra fish
Victor and Vanessa the African dwarf frogs (possible daytime soap characters) have yet to come out of hiding, and hopefully will live forever.