I ran across this story and after wondering if it was a parody or why it was news (even in the Living section), I then wondered if this sort of thing had become commonplace? I guess I could see a parent possibly swapping out a dead goldfish with a live one, but this strikes me as an odd way to approach the problem.
Mom keeps pet's death secret - CNN.com
For those of you who are currently dealing with parents, does this seem like something your parents would do/would have done? Does it seem reasonable to you? Would you do this to/for your child? Please explain!
For after you've read the article: