Pufferpunk wrote:Has she seen a puffer's face? Show her a really cute pic of a porc puffer!
Nuclear_Glitter wrote:I would recommend talking to your doctor about your depression and getting them to prescribe something about needing a pet. Then talk to your mom and just explain that there are a lot worse pets to own and that an aquarium isn't likely to spill, at all. Just tell her you will completely care for it (to the most of your abilities of course) and that you need some sort of companionship.
Most parents would be much happier with their child asking for a fish instead of a cat or dog. At least the fish doesn't have the potential to potty in the house or tear it up.
make sure you yourself can be dedicated to the fish (and if you can keep a 10 gallon reef going, I'm sure you can take care of a puffer) and then just sit down and have a reasonable talk with her. Try to avoid yelling, whining, or being rude cause that certainly won't help.
I can completely understand how you're feeling about school. I myself suffer from didaskaleinophobia (fear of school) and I have had to be homeschooled since 7th grade. Before we discovered I had the problem it was like going through the worst punishment possible. I suffered from panic attacks, sever stomach pain all the time, constant stress and anxiety and so much more. Even now, homeschooling is not easy for me because my brain still sees it as school and panics.
Don't give up on life though because after school and as you get older things really do start to get better. Plenty of people benefit from having companionship and I'm sure you could too, so just sit down and talk to your mom about it. Worst case scenario: you have to settle on another pet for now and get an F8 when you move out.
I wish you the best of luck and I am here if you ever need to talk to someone.
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