In a rare acknowledgement that his brother is a human being with feelings and not a slug, Zachary wanted to buy Benjamin a fish to replace the late Crabby. Zach never spends any of his allowance, so he had the cash, although I told him I’d go in with him. So, after camp yesterday, we took a family field trip to Petco and came home with Lovey, a male Betta fish.
Lovey is now happily ensconced in Crabby’s old aquarium, swimming around the pink plastic tree Ben bought with his savings.
I can’t tell you how many times this morning I’ve been in that room to make sure the damned fish is still alive.