My daughter’s Kindergarten class has a pet hamster named Bear. Every Friday, one of the kids in her class gets to take Bear home for the weekend and get to feed and play with her.
Yesterday was my girl’s turn. Both kids are excited and I have to keep reminding them that Bear is not a toy. They don’t hurt the hamster but they are kids and they need a grownup to keep the pet in good shape. Now the kids want a hamster for a pet. That’s not going to happen unless I can get a cat (and since Lily does not want a cat, we remain pet-less).
It’s an interesting experience and I’ll take photos and post them on Flickr.