Three-year-old girl brings her pet fish to school in SIPPY CUP and DRINK before teacher saw it
A Pennsylvania mom was shocked to receive a call from her three-year-old daughter’s preschool to inform her that the little girl had smuggled her pet fish into the classroom — in her suppy cup.
Lauren Scanlan’s daughter Peyton loves her fish, named Mermaid, so much that she took him to kindergarten last week in the only portable tank she had.
The swimming stowaway was not noticed by either mother or teacher until dinnertime, when the teacher noticed something in Peyton’s cup and called Lauren to let her know.
Lauren Scanlan was shocked after her three-year-old daughter Peyton took her pet fish to school in her sippy cup and revealed she drank it before her teacher noticed
Lauren clearly found the humor in the situation and texted her cousin Connor Hughes, who shared a screenshot of their conversation on Twitter.
It quickly went viral, gaining more than 300,000 impressions since it was posted earlier this week.
“Get a call today from Peyton’s school that she apparently smuggled her fish from home and took it to school in her sippy cup,” read the first message from Lauren.
When Connor asked Lauren if the fish had survived, she replied, “Yup… [it’s] empathize. Apparently she scooped it out of the tank, put it in her sippy cup, and went to school.”
The little girl even drank from the water before her teachers realized a live animal was swimming in it.
True love: Later, Lauren asked Peyton why she decided to school the fish, and she told her mom it was because she just loves her pet “so much.”
“She drank it while snacking and the teacher saw something in it,” Lauren continued in the texts. “She forgot it was in there.”
Connor and his wife Brieanne recently got married and are considering having children of their own, but this post may have changed your mind.
“After recently getting married, @BrieHughes3 and I started the discussion about having children,” Connor captioned the screenshots. “I got this text from my cousin today and I’m not sure we’re ready.”
Lauren also opened up about the time to Today Parents, saying she was “mortified” by the whole thing.
‘The director [of Peyton’s school] called to see if I knew Peyton had taken her fish to school in her sippy cup,” she said with a laugh.
Lauren texted her cousin Connor Hughes about it. He shared a screenshot of their conversation on Twitter and it quickly went viral
Lauren was stunned when her young daughter called Peyton’s school to let her know that the toddler had smuggled in her pet through her sippy cup
“I said no, I had no idea Peyton had brought her fish in a sippy cup. I was terrified. I didn’t know what to say.’
Sher explained that Peyton was acting very suspicious earlier that morning while feeding the fish, and told her mother not to come where she was doing it — but it didn’t occur to Lauren that she’d put it in her cup.
She saw that her daughter had spilled some of the fish food on the floor and thought that was why she was pretending she had done something wrong.
“I told her it’s okay, I’d clean up, and then I thought nothing of it,” she continued. “Peyton put her water in her backpack and we went to school.”
Want to know the worst? The little girl actually drank the water before her teachers realized there was a live animal swimming in it
She later asked the three-year-old why she decided to school the fish, and she told her it was because she just “loves Mermaid so much.”
‘She was a very good caretaker and before closing the lid of the sippy cup, she put food in it. So I can’t even be mad at her — she was a good pet owner,” Lauren added.
She made sure to talk to her daughter about what is and isn’t appropriate to bring to school.
She concluded, “I will check that all of our pets are in their proper habitat before my kids go to school.”
Meanwhile, Connor, who lives in New Jersey, told the outlet that he and his wife were “crying with laughter” over his cousin’s message — but joked that it cured their own “baby fever.”
And if they have kids, he added, they’ll make sure their aquarium is “locked up.”