Mama Diaries

Friday, February 28, 2014

Funeral for a Triop

You may recall a couple of months ago, that my son had gotten some pet triops - tiny aquatic creatures from the age of the dinosaurs.  Well, sadly, one died.  My son scooped it out of the tank and put it in a soup bowl.  It stayed on the counter for a couple of days.

"Bubba, what are you planning on doing with this dead triop?" I asked.

"It has to have a funeral."

"Can we get on with the funeral, because I really don't want to stare and its lifeless body anymore."

"Sure, Mama."

He took the bowl and marched into the bathroom.  Then he lifted the toilet lid.

I stood by his side.  "Would you like to say a few words before you send him off to his watery grave?"

The boy thought a moment.  "Triop, you were a good pet.  Thanks for the memories."

I raised my eyebrows and nodded. "Rest in peace, Triop.  So glad I didn't have to take care of you!"

With that, Bubba dumped it into the toilet, pushed the handle, and flushed it down.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how a triop funeral is conducted.

32 comments:

  1. New subscriber/follower from the #AtoZChallenge. Sister minion from another mother (AJ's Hooligans).

    You know, I've always wondered about the etiquette of triop funerals. I've never been to one, personally, but it is always good to know beforehand, right? :O)

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    1. Thanks for the follow!

      Yes, you never know when you'll have to attend a triop funeral!

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  2. Ah, if only all funerals were that simple.

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    1. I wonder if my boy is planning on flushing me down the toilet when I croak. ;0)

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    2. Ewwww....I've got a short phrase "pre-paid funeral arrangements".

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  3. Hahaha! That's the funniest funeral story I've ever heard! ;)

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    1. Bet it's the first triop funeral story you've ever read!

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  4. *LOL* And now the mutant triops will arise from the sewers!

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    1. Uh, oh. Your horror-filled mind is working overtime! That sounds like a scary movie!

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  5. So sorry, I know I'm not supposed to laugh, being a funeral post and all, but I couldn't help myself. LOL.

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    1. I'm sure the triop will forgive you. ;0)

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  6. I actually think these are very important things for children to experience - teaches them about grief in a healthy way.

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    1. My boy didn't grieve too much over the triop. He'd be way more upset if it was a funeral for our dog!

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    1. I should've reposted the picture of one for those who hadn't read my post a couple of months ago.

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  8. Bubba is a real sweetheart.

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  9. Sorry, but I had to chuckle. And your son seems like a really cool kid. Now, off to Google Triop.

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    1. He's a funny kids. I should've posted a picture of the triop. They're odd-looking creatures.

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  10. haha now he can be re-born in the ocean

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  11. Sorry you had to conduct a Triop funeral, but now the rest of us are well educated on what should be done if we are in the same situation.

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    1. So glad I was able to enlighten everyone! ;0)

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    1. It was very sad to see it die, but I'm sure we'll get over it.

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    1. Right. Just flush all dead bodies down the toilet.

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