So far we have done well with Red the Fish! Two tank cleanings, a little incident where half the fish food ended up on the couch and so far Red is still doing well.
Though I did recently find out that beta fish only live around 6 months-at the most, so I am already trying to think, should our lovely Red end up being belly up one morning, what is the best thing to do.
Little Dude will be 3 in September, so I think he will understand death, but at the same time, I hate to have him lose something he is enjoying so much. And what if he doesn't understand? How do I explain it to him?
But at the same time, I wonder if I would be able to switch in a new "Red" beta and Little Dude be none the wiser.
Hmmm, a little bit of pondering to do, but hopefully Red will be with us for the next 6 months.
And if not, then I guess we will just figure it out. That is what this whole parenting thing is about, right?
Just one day at a time, figuring it out as we swim along.