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.