I don't know how you feel about it but I don't have any problem spying on my kids. Yeah, I know - a lot of people say that's an invasion of privacy but I say - as my kid, in my house, you have privacy when I say you do. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not constantly stalking my kids but if I feel like going into their rooms and looking around, so be it. It's important to know what is going on in their lives, especially these days. I recently got a spy program for the computer so not only can I see what they type online but what they said back. I can also tell where they've been and what they've been doing there. You may call is spying but I call it keeping my kid safe from sick child molesters and kidnappers.
Something I never bargained for when I first started keeping tropical fish was, when I got a little older, how much my kids would enjoy the aquarium. They are all just so enthralled with their little pets... they've even given them all names! The bad part is that once they're named - they die.