Mama Diaries

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sea Monkeys

"Mama," my eight-year-old son said. "I want a pet sea monkey."

"A what?" I said. I pictured some kind of aquatic creature hanging from stag horn coral munching on bananas.

" A sea monkey.  They were around during the time of the dinosaurs."

"Bubba, we're getting ready to move, and we certainly don't need any more pets!" (I'm trying to figure out how we're going to move the ones we have!)

"But Mama, they're really small, and I'll take care of them!"

"No, Bubba.  No sea monkeys!"

"But do you at least want to see how cute they are?"

I looked at the boy.  "Fine.  I'll take a look at them."

We pulled up a You tube video: 

 
 
 
Okay.  After about a minute of watching them, I've determined that I've had quite enough of sea monkeys!  What about you? 
 
 
     

46 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, I did love the sea monkeys.

    Yvonne.

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  4. haha they are small, but i am like you--i am pretty sure i can live without them :)

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    1. Yeah. Definitely not something I want to add to the critter collection!

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  5. LOL I actually had some of those when I was a kid! Looking at the video, I wonder why I wanted them. :)

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  6. Oooo. They're creepy. :-)
    I meant to comment on your Facebook page last night about moving.
    Wow, you're going to be busier than ever.
    All the best with your move, Sherry. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! My life is really crazy at the moment. I feel like I'm buried under a plate of Cincinnati Chili!

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    2. I don't envy you...having to pick up and move.
      When's the big day? If you want to share that. If not, no worries. :-)

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  7. *LOL* I remember those little packets you could buy and just pour them into the water then voila! I also recall mine never did a thing.

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  8. Lol! They are small and look creepy! I don't want them!

    Nas

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  9. They're actually just brine shrimp. I used to work in pet shops and we had to hatch them out to feed saltwater fish that would only eat live food. They're very small. So small that it is difficult to feed them or keep them alive for any length of time. Bubba would probably like a goldfish better. It would have a much better chance of living longer than the brine shrimp. ;) But wait until after you move--yes! :):)

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    1. No more pets! Brine shrimp or otherwise!

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  10. They're actually just fish food. I remember them in the back of comic books when I was a kid. Sounds like they sell them the same way.

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    1. Pet fish food. What will they think of next?

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  11. I watched them for 10 seconds. That was enough.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Ha! Five seconds was enough for me!

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    2. Okay. I lied. One second was enough for me. Name that tune!

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  12. I couldn't even watch that video for a full minute, so yeah, no sea monkeys for me, either! XD

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    1. I can't believe a video a minute long was made of these things!

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  13. Yeah I agree, down with the sea monkey.

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    1. I'm sure Schultz will eat them if they ever arrive at my pad.

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  14. I LOVE sea monkeys! They are so awesome. I had some when I was a kid, I just never figured out how to get them to do tricks. If you find out, please let me know. :P

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  15. Hey! They look NOTHING like their picture in the back of comic books. They're not wearing crowns, neither one is smoking a pipe, and the female (?) isn't wearing pearls.
    Now I'm really starting to think those X-Ray specs are jive. I bet they won't let me see under womens' clothes, too.

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  16. Hahaha! Al Penwasser took the words out of my mouth. And anything with more than four limbs, is a no no. :)

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    1. You never know what my boy is going to want next!

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  18. Haha! No sea monkeys for sure!!! Good luck with the moving...that is one of me least favorite tasks, but you I'm sure will do it fabulously!

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    1. Thanks for the well-wishes on the move. Right about now, I'm ready to pull my hair out. There's just so much to do, on top of my already busy life!

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  19. They're so cute! :)) I like how they danced to the rhythm.

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    1. It was kind of cool how they matched the music to the moves.

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  21. they're kinda hilarious and weird at the same time :)

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  22. They just look creepy to me.

    But whoever named them "sea monkeys" knew what they were doing. Marketing genius.

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    1. Yeah, monkeys sound cute. "Fish food" might not have worked so well.

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  23. Eek-- I'd just prefer some colorful fish!

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  24. Those sea monkeys look kind of scary. Nothing like the pictures I remember seeing on the back of comic books advertising them for sale.

    Good luck with everything involved in moving.



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