2. Clown fish eat undigested food and their poop...uh hem, I mean "fecal matter" provides nutrition for the Anemone. How nice!
3. A female will lay hundreds or even thousands of eggs...all will be male. They will hatch within 6-10 days! How is that for gestation!
4. All Clown fish are born male. Then they all live together, 1 female and 1 male with many immature males...their children. How then did this female come to be. Well, they will wait until she dies. When she does one of the males will turn into a female....WHA?! Yep. I wonder how they go about choosing who gets that job?! Crazy isn't it?!
Now you know a little more than you did 2 min. ago...unless you already knew all this, then Yay for a refresher course!
We did have ONE other argument. It was quite a funny one. A life lesson was taught and a solution reached. Here is how it played out.
No one could decide on last nights movie, which has become a nightly ritual. So, I had them each pick the TWO movies they would most want to watch.
Then they all sat back, covered their eyes and we took a silent vote. They got TWO votes, but had to compromise and one of their votes had to be for someone elses movie. We eliminated all but two.
Madagascar 2 & Night at the Museum. Easy enough...you would think, but not so!
From there I had Mason explain to Tyler and Jake, in just a few words, why he thought Night at the Museum would be best. This was taken quite seriously. He did a great job explaining his favorite scene. They all laughed. Jake and Tyler then in turn explained why they thought M2 would be best. They too took their calling quite seriously.
THEN COMES THE LIFE LESSON.....
NOW, Mason was called forward again and asked to argue the other side. Tell Jake & Tyler what would be best about watching M2 tonight. He did a great job! Then Jake & Tyler did the same. Presenting why it would be best for NATM. Jake resisted a little, but submitted and did a great job.
Why is this a life lesson? Compromise happened because they were able to find the good in both things. The boys were totally into this whole process. Then we talked about how great it is to find the good in everything and how it just seems to make life a lot happier, even when things don't go our way!
All were willing to compromise, but I was happy to see that the majority was swayed and Night at the Museum was watched. All were happy! Problem solved...until tonight, then we will likely do it all again! :)