So I bought my kid a fish…

So I bought my kid a fish…

sweet afternoons

9×12 watercolor illustration

…and it is still alive!

She, according to Panda, is a spunky goldfish named Goldie. He is very original when it comes to naming his stuffed animals. His black bear is named Black bear, and his blue bear is named Blue. His largest stuffed animal is a green tortoise named Turtle, and of course Black Bear was taken, so his tiniest stuffed animal was given the name ‘Little’ Black Bear. There are a few giraffe oddballs mixed in like Twiggy and Shaw too.

When it came time to pick out his fish, we took a drive to the store and talked about how to care for his new fish, where it would live, and what kind of fish he would pick. “Maybe they will have a green fish or a WHALE, Mommy!” he said. I smiled and encouraged the imagination of my three year old to bounce…

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