worrying conversations

We had the following conversation at bedtime last night:


Flea: Mummy, please may I have a fish? 

Me: I thought you wanted a cat. 

Flea: Well, I do. 

Me: Well, what if the cat ate the fish? You can't have both. 

Flea: Okay. 


Flea: Mummy, when the cat accidentally dies, can I have a fish? 


If I was a cat arriving in our household, I'd be a bit worried. 


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 15th June 2011 / 7:58 am

    Oops! What accidental deaths is Flea planning?! I hate to think. And btw – beware when you come for your vist – we have a cat and lots of fish. Hmmmmmmmm. Best think up such good excuses now…

  2. Vic
    15th June 2011 / 9:47 am

    Please tell me you won’t buy Flea a cat. Or a fish?

  3. Vegemitevix
    15th June 2011 / 11:57 am

    One of the great things about introducing pets into households with kids is that it teaches kids how to interact with animals. I think you’d better find yourself a ninja cat or a ninja fish. Either or.

  4. 15th June 2011 / 4:42 pm

    We have a fish – regularly. I sometimes serve it with chips and sometimes with mash. We never have cat but I don’t cook meat.

  5. Mummy's Blog
    18th June 2011 / 3:07 pm

    Oh boy…I worked in a pet shop for over a decade…we have two dogs that came well before my baby and a fish tank…my husband wants a cat!!!!!
    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…now he is using our daughter to get to me by showing her crazy youtube videos about cats!
    Luckily it has turned against him cause now she is constantly nagging him to watch videos on his phone!
    Seeing so many parents buying pets over the years and getting then regular updates from them makes me always give a piece of advice…do not buy pets to your children until they are ready to take care of them – that would be just around the time they move out! Hehee
    Seriously though…fish die…it complicates things…cat is better choice…probably the best since they can take care of them selves so well.
    Good luck