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."
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.
He's now swimming with the fishes!ReplyDelete
Just like Nemo!Delete
New subscriber/follower from the #AtoZChallenge. Sister minion from another mother (AJ's Hooligans).ReplyDelete
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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Yes, you never know when you'll have to attend a triop funeral!
All drains lead to the ocean!ReplyDelete
Yes. He's free at last!Delete
Ah, if only all funerals were that simple.ReplyDelete
I wonder if my boy is planning on flushing me down the toilet when I croak. ;0)Delete
Ewwww....I've got a short phrase "pre-paid funeral arrangements".Delete
Hahaha! That's the funniest funeral story I've ever heard! ;)ReplyDelete
Bet it's the first triop funeral story you've ever read!Delete
*LOL* And now the mutant triops will arise from the sewers!ReplyDelete
Uh, oh. Your horror-filled mind is working overtime! That sounds like a scary movie!Delete
So sorry, I know I'm not supposed to laugh, being a funeral post and all, but I couldn't help myself. LOL.ReplyDelete
I'm sure the triop will forgive you. ;0)Delete
I actually think these are very important things for children to experience - teaches them about grief in a healthy way.ReplyDelete
My boy didn't grieve too much over the triop. He'd be way more upset if it was a funeral for our dog!Delete
I had to Google Triop!ReplyDelete
I should've reposted the picture of one for those who hadn't read my post a couple of months ago.Delete
Bubba is a real sweetheart.ReplyDelete
That he is!Delete
Sorry, but I had to chuckle. And your son seems like a really cool kid. Now, off to Google Triop.ReplyDelete
He's a funny kids. I should've posted a picture of the triop. They're odd-looking creatures.Delete
haha now he can be re-born in the oceanReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
So glad I was able to enlighten everyone! ;0)Delete
Aw, poor little triop...ReplyDelete
It was very sad to see it die, but I'm sure we'll get over it.Delete
Be nice if all were that easyReplyDelete
Right. Just flush all dead bodies down the toilet.Delete
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