At some point in your life, especially if you're a mom and especially if you don’t already have pets, you'll be asked when you're going to invite a furry friend into your family. It might be your child asking for a dog, your partner asking for a cat, or your nosy neighbor wondering why you're not "utilizing" you're backyard. Whatever the case, you always smile politely and explain that, no, you probably won’t be expanding your family. After all, you're a goldfish mom.
What exactly is a goldfish mom? Well, it's a mom who knows that most pets (but not all pets) can be a hassle. It’s the mom who would rather buy endless stuffed animals than own a real one. She's the parent who kills plants in the span of a few weeks and doesn't have the time to walk four-legged animals around the neighborhood or pay attention to an annoying hamster. She knows that if there was a pet in the home, the entirety of its care would fall solely on her, per usual. She's definitely the parent who will only allow a single goldfish into her home and call it a day, because that's all the "pet" she can handle.
Personally, right now, I know I don’t have time or space to dedicate to a brand new fur baby. It wouldn’t be fair to an animal for me to bring one to my home right now. In the future? Eh, maybe. But odds are that I, too, will start off with a goldfish before I graduate to a mammal of some kind. Baby steps, right? So if you’re wondering if you, too are a goldfish mom, read on and remember: you're not alone. Fish are cool, man.