Once upon a time there was a newly-married young couple who had two goldfish.
One chilly fall morning the nurturing wife, who was newly pregnant with newly-pregnant hormones, decided she would clean the fishies' little home. When the tank was clean, the young mother-to-be thought it would be nice for the little fishies if, instead of refilling the tank with chilly fall-temperature water, she would instead fill it with cozy warm water. That way her finely-finned friends would be so very happy - and cared for - and nurtured.
Shortly after the fishies' home was ready, the young lady scooped her happy little friends from the bowl they were waiting in, and ever so gently slid them into their yummy toasty water - where they promptly keeled over dead from shock.
"Oh my God, what have I done?!!," the poor girl cried. "I've killed my babies!!!"
Suddenly, a husband in shining armor came galloping into the living room from out of the bathroom.
"What seems to be the problem my fair lady?" he asked as he held the sobbing puddle of estrogen.
"I don't know what happened," she stuttered through the tears. "One minute they were swimming around and the next minute they were dead.
I CAN'T EVEN KEEP FISH ALIVE FOR GOD'S SAKE, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO RAISE A CHILD!"
"I see," said the strangely calm man. "Let me take a look."
And with that, her hero whisked the lifeless seafood out of the crockpot and back into the cool water they had come from. Knowing that it would be very difficult to administer CPR to fish, what with their little lips and all, he decided the best way to resuscitate them would be to force the life-giving oxygenated water through their tiny gills. But just how would he do that?
Why, by spinning them of course!
And spin he did. For over an hour he used his wooden spoon and spun. He spun and he spun and he spun until suddenly...
...one of the cadaverous carp sparked a faint signal of life!
That was it. That was all he needed to see to know that there was hope. Nothing could stop him now!
Faster and faster he spun those fish, refusing to give up. He continued to spin for another entire hour until
~flip~ ~twitch~ ~flip~ ~flop~ SWIM!!!
Yes! Her hero had done it. The fortuitous fishies had been granted a second lease on life and were alive once again to swim another day!
And so the newly-wedded couple went on to raise three wonderful and healthy children - none of whom suddenly flipped onto their sides whilst bathing due to overly-warmed water, as the mother had feared.
As well - so did they lived happily ever after. Especially the husband, who received unexpected charms from his fair lady for many years to follow.