When Caleb goes with me to Whole Foods, he always asks to see the fishies. He refers to the free standing cart where they keep whole fishes on ice. He loves looking at them for some reason and always wants to touch them (but I don’t let him). The other day, I decided to be spontaneous and buy a whole spanish mackerel. I can’t tell you how excited Caleb was about all of this. He even got to touch it. After the fish guy cleaned it and wrapped it, Caleb insisted on carrying it. We had this conversation on the way home…
C: Can I touch it and watch TV?
Me: Um. What?
C: Can I touch it and watch TV??!!!
Me: You mean you want to hold it while you watch TV?
C: Yeah, that would be good Mommy! Can I?
Me: Um. I don’t think that would be a good idea.
C: But WHY Mommy????!!!!!
And so I preceded to explain why it’s not a good idea to hold the fish while watching TV but reassured him that I’d open it up on the kitchen counter and he could touch it to his heart’s content. He was satisfied with this. Thank goodness.