The Kid Loves Fish

It may seem silly to some, but I’m writing this blog to document a special day in Nathan’s life.  If you’re a parent you’ll understand my need to always remember this moment.

As you’ve already read, Nathan is now potty trained.  He pretty much did it all himself.  We’ve had two accidents in the last 4 days since we threw away the diapers.  Not bad at all!  His big “prize” for being potty trained was getting to pick out two fish.  We’ve been bribing him to go potty with the idea of fish for several months now.  So when he finally started going on the potty he made sure to remind us of our promise.  We set up the tank the first day of potty training as a visual reminder and motivator for success.  It worked like a charm.

And because he’s potty trained now (excluding night time), we took him to PetsMart to pick out his fish.  Y’all.  This kid was SO EXCITED.  We pointed him to two different tanks with fish that we were told would be super hard to kill.  (If you haven’t heard, I’m terrible at keeping fish alive.)  We let him pick two fish out of those tanks to bring home.  He held that bag of fish in his lap the whole way home and talked to them.   We couldn’t make out everything he was telling them because he was speaking so softly.  But we did hear: “Hi fishies.  I’m going to take you to your new home and put you in your new aquarium and you can live at my house.”  🙂  He was so sweet to them.  He told them he could pee and poop on the potty now and that he was a big boy.

Then he asked me if he could eat them.

I’ve also discovered it’s nearly impossible to take a good picture of fish.  Oh well.  You get the idea.  The yellowish one is named Nemo and the orange one is Marlin.  (Care to guess what his favorite movie is?)

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7 thoughts on “The Kid Loves Fish

  1. I think it’s awesome! We are so proud of you Nathan — it really IS a HUGE accomplishment!! Such a big boy now, enjoy your new fish!!

  2. I think it’s awesome! We are so proud of you little man — it’s a HUGE a accomplishment!! You are such a big boy now — enjoy your new lil friends!!

  3. That’s happened to me more times than I can count. Since college, I’ve had a total of 6 fish. The first four died within a month or two. The second two survived about 5 months until we moved and they ended up in the bathroom and I forgot about them. 😦

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