• Family,  Humor,  Life

    I Love Lucy

    This piece was originally published at Chicago Parent where I was a contributor. When people ask us if we have a pet, we normally say “no”. Then quickly say, ” oh wait, YES, we have a goldfish!” Then the maniacal laughter ensues from the other party. I have learned this: fish, especially one fish, aren’t considered “pets”. By “pet people”. Maybe its because they are low maintenance, well at least ours is. Maybe its because they eat their own poop. Maybe its because they don’t make any noise. But our goldfish is special.We begrudgingly became fish parents in the summer of 2006. Our then six-year-old daughter brought him/her (there is…