I am sad that I have to announce Molly is no longer with us. Yes, my daughter’s fish after 4 years has been called home! She transitioned back to the earth and my daughter took it hard! I mean she screamed and cried! She had lost her best friend! She was too upset to bury her. She asked me could I do it for her. I told her, “Sure I will.” All I could do was hug her and let her know she was a good pet owner to Molly and reminded her that Molly lived a good life! She had 3 different bowls with major fishy bling, the fish literally took flights (plural) outa town! That made her giggle in between the tears.

She climbed back in her bed and turned on YouTube so she could watch other people play Roblox. (I don’t get it but that’s a whole different blog) For about 15 minutes, she has screamed and cried… then the doorbell rang! 

Her Aunt Michelle sent cookies all the way from Boston! Within 15 minutes, these giant cookies came to the door with 4 containers of ice Cream and chocolate milk! Lol, the tears stopped quickly! Hero Auntie saved the day and turned the channel.

While she still grieves over Molly being gone, it’s been a few days, but she no longer cries because she’s still working on these giant cookies! 

Aunt Michelle, thank you for always having your baby’s back. You taught me a huge lesson and listen; these cookies are amazing. Hahaahahaha! You are the best, thank you so much! 

R.I.P., Molly, you lived a great long life! 

Pray for me everyone. Now she’s asking me for a Teacup Yorkie or a Teacup Maltiepoo! I’m a sucker when it comes to this girl’s wants but I dunno if I’m ready to travel with a dog now… I told her we would talk about it again when she’s 7. I bought myself a few more months. (Whispering to you) I hope she forgets! Smh 🤦🏾‍♀️ 


It’s that time of the year again where I am looking to escape to a tropical beach. Only this year is different. I have to find someone to babysit our daughter’s fish, Molly! No joke, a fish sitter! My daughter said, “Mommy, you are forgetting you have to get another plane ticket.” I said, “For who?” She said, “Mom, we can’t leave Molly.” I looked down and wasn’t sure whether to laugh or get irritated but her little face was so serious. I said, “Honey, don’t worry. Molly will be okay…” Then, I started to think will she really be okay? She’s a fish! F@CK my life, a fish… My daughter would be devastated if we come back and Molly is belly up. I couldn’t be the only mom in history with a fish dilemma.

Now, I did know they have dog sitters and animal hotels. The thoughts in my head started to race. I have to call around to see if they take fish too! LOL. My daughter is 4 years old, so asking one of her playmates to keep Molly is probably not a good idea since the kid already has anxiety about her being alive when we get home.

Awww, get your child a pet they say.  It will be fun. Don’t fall for it! As I am browsing the world wide web for ideas I find there is a site called petsitter.com and there are actually people who babysit any animal, hahahah, including fish! They come to your home. Mmmh, I dunno how I feel about having a stranger in my home to look after a fish.

Then, I find Petco has something called Betta-Vacation Feeder for $3.59. BINGO! Petco for the win!!! Bells literally went off in my head. I am more comfortable with Molly staying in her own home and getting to eat than having a stranger in my home to feed the fish or buying another plane ticket for Molly like my daughter suggested, lol!

I was really sitting there thinking well, maybe I can pack the fish bowl and put Molly back in the little plastic cup she came in. It does have a lid. How ridiculous will it be tryna walk through the airport with a kid, a fish and luggage? (Would the airlines even allow that? I have no idea.) But Molly will be staying home. Thank you, Petco and thank you to the world wide web for all the resources for a Betta fish!

Sometimes I have to laugh as I think, this is not my life. Then, I remember my life has always been this ridiculous, it’s just taken a much more entertaining turn for me. Enjoy your children, enjoy their pets, just enjoy every moment. Our sweet girl, Molly is still swimming at home while I’m trying to swim on somebody’s tropical beach! I pray she makes it while we are enjoying our vacay! I will keep you posted. Wish us luck, I need all the positive vibes I can get!