The Time I Ate a Fish
When I was three, we went to a pet shop. All I remember is looking at all the cool fish, and the other cool animals. There was a cute little puppy that I wanted really bad. I asked my mom for it.
She said, “No, we don’t have time for a dog right now.” I was really disappointed. I asked, “Why are we even here then?”
She replied, “We’re going to get James a pet fish.”
I thought having a pet fish was going to be weird because I would want to eat it. We went around the shop looking at tons of fish. Then I saw a really cool one. I asked my mom if we could get it.
She said, “Yes, that one looks really cool!”
I was happy that we got that one because it looked so cool. When we got home, my mom told James to come look at what we got him. When he got outside, he got really excited. He was jumping up and down yelling, “I got a fish.” When we got it inside it was late. My mom told me to go to bed. I was really disappointed that I didn't get to see it get put into it’s new home.
The next morning I woke up really early. I went downstairs, and my mom was making breakfast.
She said, “Hey guy what are you doing up this early?”
I said, “I woke up, can I have some oatmeal?”
She answered, “of course you can!”
Then I saw the fish. It was swimming in a big fish bowl.
I asked my mom, “What if it gets too big and breaks the bowl?”
She replied, “It won't get any bigger.”
I didn’t know that. My brother woke up, he went downstairs. He saw it in the bowl and got real excited. My mom told him that he has to feed it, and take very very very good care of it. I wanted to feed it really bad, but they wouldn’t let me. My brother and sister went to school. My mom and I were going to the store to get groceries. We went to walmart. I have always hated to shop. We got a lot of groceries. The only good thing about shopping was that I got something new every time. I asked for a pet fish.
My mom said, “No silly, we already have one.”
When we got home, I was really hungry. She made me a sandwich and chips to eat. When my brother got home, he wanted to play with his fish. He kept tapping the bowl and laughing when it got scared.
At night we were going to watch a movie. The movie was Thomas the Train. I had a lot of trains and train track toys of him. He was the coolest toy ever to play with.
We all went to bed after the movie.
I asked my brother, “Can I feed your fish tomorrow.”
He said, “No Cj, it’s my fish, and I’m going to take care of it.”
I got really mad and cried.
My mom came up and asked, “What’s going on?”
I said, “James won't let me feed his fish, and I want to really bad!”
My mom let me sleep in her room because of it. It made me really happy because I love her room. She also let me use her blanket which is the best blanket on the earth!
The next morning I woke up before everyone. I was thinking that this is my time to feed the fish. I went downstairs and looked at it. It was swimming around in it’s happy little bowl. I grabbed the food but it was empty.
I stared at it for 30 minutes or so. I never had fish before, so I was wondering what it would taste like. I slowly put my hand into the bowl. I grabbed it with a quick snag. It tried to escape but I had it in my mouth. My mom must of heard something from upstairs. She came down and saw me.
She yelled, “CJ PUT THAT FISH DOWN.”
I spit out the fish.
I said, “I’m sorry I didn’t mean to make you mad.”
She keep yelling though. I was sent to my room. After that she felt really bad because I was only little. She came up and apologised. We went and bought James a new fish after that. He was sad that I killed his first fish, but he liked this one more. We bought a bunch of toys for it. James even let me feed it.
The fish was multi colored. It was red, white, and yellow. I thought it was an allen fish. It looked so cool, but it also looked weird at the same time. My mom keep warning me if I ate that fish she would punish me.
I keep saying, “I know my, I’ve learned my lesson.”
She said, “Ok honey, thank you for learning your lesson.”