Wednesday, February 6, 2008

My Little Fish Shop

When I was home with the kids for lunch when they were out sick and I heard those two dreaded words, "I'm bored", I remembered this post, and I quickly printed out the makings for a bedroom (Ali), bathroom (Devin) and a fish shop (me) from here. We all started cutting, and Ali kept teasing me about how excited I was about it all. "You're just like a kid", she kept saying. A tiny shop with tiny boxes to put the tiny fish in? Hell yeah, I was excited! "Why didn't they have these when I was a kid?", I kept asking myself. So you can imagine, after a couple of days, I was beside myself with excitement about my completed shop.





Thank goodness I got these pictures because after our annual apartment inspection and a cleaning of our chimney today, I came home and the shop was on the ground, smooshed and torn. Apparently someone (it's a mystery as to whom) knocked it over and then, as far as I can tell, stepped on it. Repeatedly. I can't bear to post pics of what it looks like now. What makes me so mad is that no one will admit to have done it. I mean, if you step on a small fish shop, you notice right? Why not leave a note, say you're sorry? Accidents happen. But to have them deny it when I KNOW they did it... that is just despicable.

4 comments:

  1. That paper fish shop is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'm sorry to hear it was smooshed. I can't believe that nobody would admit to stepping on it! Definitely a weasel y type person. That makes me think of a time I made a tropical diorama for a ceramic giraffe I'd made. When I went to class the day after I'd made it, someone had either dropped it, knocked it over, or wrecked it on purpose. I have a feeling the boys who said, "It looks like a hurricane hit" had something to do with it.

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  2. It's just about the cutest fish shop I've ever seen, hehee. Who on earth thought this one up? So incredibly cool and what a tragedy that it is no more! At least you have the gorgeous photos to remember it by.

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  3. so cool! I wish my kids were a little older so we could do this together. It's a bummer yours got all smooshed!

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  4. The fish shop is adorable. What a heartbreaking end. I remember when my gingerbread house in fourth grade fell and broke while riding home on the bus. Oh how I cried. Thank goodness you already took photos.

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