Saturday, January 21, 2012

Spot The Goldfish

I had mentioned before that a new feature of Miss. A's bedtime routine is that she shares a story of her own. These stories are so creative I can't help but share them with you. It really gives you a little window into the inner workings of a child's mind. The vast majority of her stories have to do with friends and family and usually are set at a park or a farm. Every now and again she tells one that comes completely out of left field. One of them was about a trip to buy a new goldfish.

Spot the Goldfish

Once upon a time there was a little girl with a goldfish named Goldmember (don't ask, I blame her father for naming said goldfish). Goldmember had another goldfish friend, but he jumped out of the aquarium and flew up to the ceiling and hid behind the light. "Oh no! Foo Bear, what are we going to do?" the little girl said. (Foo Bear is the little pink bear Miss. A sleeps with at night) The little girl put a finger to her chin and thought, "Hmmm. Maybe we could get a toy plane and fly up to the light?" She thought some more. "No, that plane is too small and it's just a toy." She thought some more. "Maybe be we could find a real toy plane!" (I imagine she's thinking of a little RC plane that actually flies) "But we don't have one." And the little girl frowns. "We'll have to go to the fish store to buy another goldfish for Goldmember."

So the little girl and Foo Bear got into the car and drove to the fish store. She drove all by herself because she's a big girl now. (apparently) They picked out a new goldfish that would be perfect and named him Spot. They went home, and the little girl put the new goldfish in the aquarium and Goldmember was so happy. "Thank you! Thank you!" said Goldmember, and he gave the little girl a big hug and kiss.

The End

This is pretty much exactly as she told it. I did add in things she was doing, such as tapping her chin while she thought, but basically that's exactly how it went down. Kids are funny little creatures!


  1. Their stories are the best, aren't they?! Oh, and big hugs from fish are ALSO the best! (PS - I love that the fish is named Goldmember!)

    1. Their stories are crazy! She also had other fish at one time: Sushi 1, Sushi 2, and Macki. She has now told me she wants to name the new fish Roofie. I'm not sure how I feel about that one. ;-)


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