Friday, May 21, 2010

A Fish for a Hamster

We've decided that we need to get Ryder a special housewarming gift since we will pretty much be throwing his life into utter chaos over the next month. In his class at Preschool they have a pet hamster. To say that he loves the hamster, Belle,  is an understatement. He absolutely adores her. Matt suggested that we buy him his own hamster as a little present once we get him to the new house. (He doesn't want to go to the new house...he wants to stay at "Mommy's" house.) Problem is this: I DON'T DO RODENTS. And yes...a hamster is a rodent. Could you imagine if that little critter got out? I actually mentioned this to his teacher yesterday and she told me that little Belle had gotten out of her cage several times at their house and it sometimes takes 4 to 5 days to find her. Ewwwwwwwwwwww!!!!

We compromised and decided on a Fish! I saw this super cute idea for a fishbowl over at Thrifty Decor Chic.  It's a gumball machine turned fishbowl.  Now I just need to find a gumball machine...keep your eyes peeled for me!  I saw one at Target, but it was a little on the pricey side if my memory serves me correctly.  Anyway...Happy Friday to you!!! 



Anonymous said...

Oh what a cute idea! We've been talking about getting a fish too because both my kids are currently obsessed with Nemo, and fish of any kind. the gumball idea is precious! I may have to copy that one!