so yeah, we went into the store for some christmas decorations and i picked up an amyrillis. the boy handed it back to me and said he would rather spend the money on one of the betta fish, trapped in tiny plastic cups, languishing in the pet department.
he wanted to do his first betta rescue, so of course we purchased the tiny purple finned delight and brought it home. then the research began, and the accomodations got bigger, and we found we needed a heater, and a thermometer and a bubbler and ..... well, you get the picture.
his name is mr. frodo and he is so happy to be free to roam around his 3 gallon oasis. owen is doing more research on bettas and other freshwater fish and is turning this experience into a homeschool project.
mr. frodo is happy, my son is happy, happy early christmas one and all.
and when you begin to feel despair at all there is to do and buy and wrap and bake......
just keep swimming.