Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fishcapades

You know when you have kids and the house is just too quiet? And not a good peaceful kind of quiet--a "what are they up to?" kind of quiet. I had one of those episodes today...

I was in the kitchen with Pickle and she was happily playing with her Little Pet Shop animals so I called my sister and, while I was talking, walked into the living room to try and clean up a little while I chatted.

A few minutes into the conversation I that that sudden "it's too quiet here" feeling. Normally, very little time can pass without Pickle asking for something to eat or drink or making general demands--I knew something was up!

What I discovered was a most disturbing sight--water everywhere and Pickle near the fish tank holding a bag of cotton balls.

Upon closer examination, I realized that she had decided to fill the tank with the cotton balls while removing stuff like plants and rocks which were strewn all over the floor.

As I removed more and more of the drenched cotton balls, I realized one of the fish was missing.

I looked all over the floor and couldn't find him anywhere. Then I spotted the poor thing in a nearby basket. I scooped him up in my hand but he was totally lifeless.

On the off chance a miracle could occur, I plunged him into the water and he took a fish gasp and came back to life!

I don't know how long he was out of the water--but apparently a fish can look totally dead and still be alive!

Anyway, Pickle got in BIG trouble and had to go on a time-out in her room which she was not the least bit happy about.

But, when the time-out was over and she calmed down, she uttered one of the better Pickle quotes: I told her to go apologize to the fish and she said "I sorry fish. I sorry I killed you."

I had to hide in the other room so she wouldn't see me laughing!

Sorry I killed you...


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15 comments:

Shannon said...

OMGoodness! A pouting Pickle is almost too much for me to handle... so cute!!!

Shannon said...

Oh, and glad the fish made it! I probably wouldn't have had the insight to put it back in the water, LOL!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm cracking up!! And getting weird looks! God I love that girl.

Jen said...

Oh that is just too cute.

Rebecca Jo said...

I would have had to BOLT out so she wouldnt have seen the laughing face!!!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Pickle can pout can't she?!?! How cute - I mean I am sure not at the time but so cute now that fishy lived!

Aleta said...

What an adorable expression and that quote from her is a memory keeper!!!

WackyMummy said...

Too cute!
I'm glad my kid's not the only one who does these horrific things. =)

Ruth said...

LOVE that girl!

Susie said...

Oh no! Poor baby!

Becky said...

They are too stinking adorable at this age, arent' they!?!?! (and they are knee deep in trouble all the time too, lol~at least Summer is!)

When I was a kid, my fish jumped out of his bowl and I didn't find him until I don't know HOW long later. He was like dried in the carpet. We put him back in the water, and he came back to life too! It. Was. Amazing!

Jessica said...

OMG-Adorable! How funny! :)

noble pig said...

OMG that face! Seriously, i wish there was sound to these damn blogging moments!

Lori said...

Awww!

Mimi said...

She has that pooky face down pat. That would crack me up every time!