Molinious, wow. . . what an amazingly sweet post from you. . .you've *actually* left me speechless with that - thank you
In all fairness, it isn't as amazing as all that. . . I love kids, and I love fish. MY
child is also in the class - I love her
most of all, and I'm fairly determined to be a part of her world in as many ways as I can be - especially now that she's in school and starting on her own life journey, and also to set the example that when you see something that is wrong, in this case a dying fish tank, it's your duty to do what you can to right things, even when it isn't easy. In many respects, this project has been a lot of FUN
for me, and it's worth the worry over the tank and the hassle of maintaining a tank away from home for all the joy it brings to all involved.
And truthfully? I feel guilty in many ways because I'm NOT
giving these fish the care that they should be getting. I don't feel that a kindergarten is a very good place for a fish-tank in the first place. It's noisy, a bit chaotic, and young children and fish aren't exactly the best combination that ever was. The poor fish get entirely TOO much attention during class-time, and are left to fend for themselves, wholly unattended, when the school is closed. If I were truly
putting the needs of the fish first, Iíd shut down the tank - but that isnít my call.
All in all, I hope you're right. If the children (and by default their parents and teachers) come out of this experience with the understanding that we have to learn how to properly care for ALL
of the different creatures we keep according to their needs - regardless of how difficult that can be at times - then I will have done my job. And who knows? I have some very
vivid memories from when I was a kid in Kindergarten. This tank just might have a more profound effect on them than I can even imagine right now. . . perhaps there are infant biologists among the group who will one day help to save our waters! Lol! I'll be happy if there are a *few* more fish in this world that get proper care. . .
. . . okay, maybe not *quite* speechless after all
Thanks again, that was the nicest comment I've ever read!