Thank you to all of you optimistic souls who suggested Stay Forever was hibernating. He is not. He is decomposing. We are literally watching him shrink before our eyes.
I broke the news to Sam (again) this morning.
Me: "Sam, Honey? Stay Forever is dead."
Me: "Yes he is. Stay Forever has died and he is not coming back again."
Sam: (Pause) "Okay...But we can still keep him."
Me: "No we can't Honey. We need to bury him."
Me: "Um, because that's what you do when things die. You bury them."
Sam: "We don't need to bury him, we can just keep him in the jar."
I didn't know what to say, so I ended the conversation and went upstairs to take a shower. Afterwards I was met with a very excited little boy.
"MOMMY! MOMMY! MOMMY! Come see my new pet!"
I walk down the stairs and see on the floor a small centipede-like insect.
"I have a NEW pet," Sam said, "His name is Stay Forever Two."
Seriously. I can't make this stuff up.
Here we go again.