For a little while the fish sat on the dining room table, and Brogan would sit happily squealing at it during meal times. Then the fish moved up to Avery's room for a little while, but that made cleaning the tank a pain, and I think it was a little lonely up there! So for the past few weeks the fish has resided in our front room next to the piano:
I think this is a lovely home for him (I've no idea whether it's a girl or a boy fish, but I generally call it "he"!) Avery and Brogan both go over to talk to the fish every now and then, and I think the soft sound of the water pouring out of the filter is a nice soothing background noise! Recently, I have to admit that I've become quite attached to this fish. I know it's crazy, but a silly little part of me thinks that he gets excited to see me! Whenever I walk by he swims over the the top right corner where I usually give him his food, and in a weird fishy kind of way I think it's super cute! This fish makes me smile even when there's no one else around, and I hate to admit it, but I've caught myself talking to it a couple of times...
Here's the thing though. This poor little fish still has no name!! At first we didn't rush to give him a name because, well, fish often die sooner rather than later, and we didn't want to get attached just to have him die! But now I am attached to him, and I think he needs a name. We asked Avery several times to give him a name, but she says that she doesn't know what his name is. She is adorable with it though - she is now able to pull up to stand next to the fish tank and feed him all by herself (well, I open the food jar for her), and she's so sweet because she'll talk to it like it's a dog and say "Here fish! Come on fish!" and clap her hands softly in a very encouraging sort of way! Then after she feeds him she says "He's eating it! You're welcome fish!" The other day she was talking to the fish and then she looked at me and said "I think the fish is so excited to see me!"
So you see, the fish needs a name.
Suggestions are welcome :)
We'll run them by Avery and let her choose!