During our holiday in Dubai (yes, we’re back home now…booo!) we used to visit the hotels humongous aquarium on a daily basis. Little Z has always been fascinated with fish, usually of the goldfish variety, so we knew he’d love it.
Each day even before breakfast was finished he’d announce his plans for the morning.
“Feesh!! See feesh!! Feesh!”
We didn’t mind as its so massive and contains so many different types of species there’s always something you hadn’t seen.
Each morning Little Z would have the funniest conversation with them through the glass, mostly along these lines…
[Knocks on glass and waves wildly]
“Hello Feesh!! Ello!! Ello!”
[Fish swim up curious to see if Little Z is about to feed them. They swim around or off once they realise he’s not their feeder]
“What da doing? Come ere!”
“Where going?? Come ere…Come ere!!”
[Looks up at us]
This went on daily, sometimes more than once a day but it would make us chuckle each time. The “Feesh” weren’t always “naughty”. Sometimes he’d just accept they didn’t want to “come ere” and attempt to leg it down the big halls.
I think he would love a goldfish of his own but as fish tend to die in our care (and being not too sure how to explain fish death to a nearly 2 year old) we may wait a while.