Parents Wake Up To Startling Sight While Son Sleeping
FaithTap Staff 3/25/2019
Children are innocent young souls. It is because of this innocence that we need to protect them, care for them, and teach them about the ways of the world. It is also important for parents to teach them how to be better people.
A couple checked on their son one night to find him sleeping with his pet fish. The shocking sight made the parents realize just how innocent their son was and that there were some important life lessons they had to teach him.
Tori and Corey Hamlin had bought their young son, Everett, a gold fish and a tank with colorful lights. Everett loved looking at his pet gold fish, Nemo, every day. He always made sure that the tank was be clean and that it had all the trimmings and decor that would make Nemo happy.
One day, while the family was preparing for the evening, Everett got busy. He grew tired of just watching Nemo so he approached the tank and opened the lid. He had a hard time doing it, so his parents heard a loud crash.
But when his mother asked if something had happened, Everett said it was nothing. Unbeknownst to mom Everett had taken out Nemo from his tank and carried him to bed because he wanted to pet him. He thought that Nemo must have been lonely in his tank so he wanted to give his little pet a hug, keep him company through the night.
While on the way to the bathroom, just 10-15 minutes later Tori checked on her son with her husband. It was then that she noticed the lid on the fish tank missing! But even crazier was the fact that she couldn’t find the fish inside the tank. Confused, she asked her husband to check on the fish with her, which is when he noticed what his son was cradling in his hand. Nemo.
The shocked couple woke up their son to explain to him that Nemo was gone because fish needed to stay in the water. He said that he just wanted to pet his fish and that he didn’t mean it. They had a lengthier talk in the morning. Everett was calmer, but he was still very upset over losing Nemo, whom he loved very much and had since he was a baby.
Tori and Corey realized how innocent their little boy really was and they also realized that this was one of those unavoidable moments when a child learns what it means for someone—or something—close to them to pass away. They got Everett another fish, and the boy promised he wouldn’t touch it.
He realized that it was much better to appreciate his fish inside the tank than to touch them and put them at risk.