Thursday, April 26, 2007

Please don't feed jam to the gold fish...

Maybe it was his way of telling me that the fish bowl really needed to be cleaned (it did), or maybe he was hoping to recreate A Fish Out of Water, but the other day, my 3-year-old came into the living room saying that he fed the fish. Remembering times when my older son had tried to feed the fish, I immediately pictured the entire container of fish food covering the water's surface. In the kitchen, I was relieved to see that there was only a small hand full of fish food in the bowl, but there was also some sort of pink foam in and around the bowl. I had made strawberry jam the day before, and left the cup of jam-foam* sitting on the counter. I guess my 3-year-old thought the fish might like a special treat... The fish didn't die, thankfully, and the bowl got cleaned.

*Jam-foam: during the boiling stage of jam making, a foam is produced which has to be scooped off before canning.

4 comments:

wordsfromhome said...

How's the fish?

Allie said...

Still alive, and enjoying a clean bowl.

I guess short-term doses of sugar and fruit don't cause any long-term problems for gold fish.

M.A. said...

Oh dear. Well, most creatures enjoy the taste of sugar, so perhaps the young lad merely gave them a treat.

M.A. said...

Oh dear. Well, most creatures enjoy the taste of sugar, so perhaps the young lad merely gave them a treat.