While watching Dinosaur Train...
Addison: “Mommy may we please have a goldfish?” we have been working on manors lately.
Mommy: ”I think we have enough pets.”
Addison: ”No. We don’t.”
Mommy: “Addison, we have three cats and three dogs, that makes six. Six pets are more than enough for mommy.”
Addison: “But we don’t have a goldfish.”
Mommy: “Well you have three jellyfish in your room.” A Discovery Kids Jellyfish tank; they look real the kids have no idea they are not.
Addison: “We can put the goldfish in with the jellyfish.”
Mommy: “They won’t all fit. Besides, jellyfish eat goldfish.”
Addison: “Mommy, I wish I were a dinosaur so I could eat goldfish.”
Mommy: “Well, you can eat other fish while being Addison and not a dinosaur. Mommy makes fish all the time and it is very good.”
Addison: thinking of a way out of this one… “No mommy. That is yuck. I don’t want to be a dinosaur so I never eat my goldfish! He is my friend!”
Mommy: thinking to myself: we are so NOT getting a fucking goldfish!
What are your toddlers saying?