The boy was very happy, for he loved animals so.
The family as a whole took the pilgrimage to the store to help the boy pick out just the right ones to bring home.
And after many, many, many minutes the boy finally chose, three fish to be his.
He loving named them Treasure Chest, Coral and Goldie
The first order of business in being responsible for pets is to build them a home.
So with the help of this father, the boy did.
It was a match made in heaven.
His parents were proud of responsibility he was learning.
They smiled and congratulated each other for this good parenting move.
But there was one lesson that they did not plan on the boy learning so soon.
For you see, fish are finicky creatures and sometimes, well most of the time, they die.
Death is said and a hard lesson to learn.
The boy’s mother expected tears and much sadness when the boy learned of the terrible news.
But instead the boy just looked at her and said,
“Tomorrow can we get new fish? I was kinda sick of those ones anyway.”