got dead

There was a little upset at Toby’s class last week – they got a fish for the classroom (named Prince, because he was purple) but by afternoon snack time Prince had died. Sam the teacher was a little worried about how the kids would take it, but Toby was very matter of fact: “Prince the little fish was swimming about and then he fell asleep and then he got dead. He died.” No particular worries, and in fact he has talked a few times about how animals get dead. He hasn’t mentioned that it might also happen to people, and he also hasn’t asked what happens to the animals, they just die.

Incidentally they got a new fish the next day – named Stoplight by Toby and his friends, because he’s red.

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