Monday, April 27, 2009

A smart girl...

A conversation with the girl, on the topic of her wanting a guinea pig...

Her: Mom, I really, really, really want one now. I don't want to wait.

Me: Well, I'm sorry. You don't quite have enough money. Keep saving and you'll get there. Or, just ask for one for your birthday.

Her: My birthday is too far. What's the next holiday that I could ask for one.

Me: Your birthday. Sorry, chica...but, the fat man already made his rounds and the bunny has hopped on by. Your fresh out of gift giving holidays until your birthday.

Her: What about Mother's Day?

Me: Dude...have you given birth?

Her: No.

Me: Mother's Day is for mother' me. I get presents on Mother's Day, not you. Speaking of, it's like two weeks away, so tell your dad that y'all have to get me something good, 'kay?

A few minutes of silence...

Her: I know what I'll get you.

Me: Really, what?

A guinea pig.

Me: I don't want a guinea pig...thankyouverymuch!!

Her: Then, can I have it.

Me: Well played child...WELL PLAYED!!


Kameron said...

Oh man, the pets guilt huh? Ugh, guinea pigs stink to high heaven. I swear I am going to fein allergic to EVERY animal to avoid having to get pets!! I guess the fact that I am allergic to my own cat doesn't help my case. Does she want my cat instead? ;o)

Tatman said...

This reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Homer bought Marge a bowling ball with his own name on it. You should let them get it for you and then go overboard smothering it with attention and love just to show them who's dealing the cards.

Alicia W. said...

Smart, smart girl! You raised her right Nikki. :o)

Jess said...

She may actually deserve a guinea pig for being so clever..haha. I have to say – I’ve just never been a fan of those things. They kind of creep me out. My cousin had one when we were little and I always had to sleep in the basement with the thing. The constant squeaking may get to you!

Kimmy said...

That is too funny! I can so see my child pulling the same!

Helene said...

Oh wow, you gotta keep your eye on that one...she's a smart little cookie!! My kids have stopped asking for a dog but now they're asking for a rabbit. I still plead my case that until they can all wipe their own butts, NO ONE is getting a new animal (plus, they hate the cat we already have...go figure).

I thought I was the only mom who said "dude" to their kids!! I totally laughed out loud when I read that!!

Musings of the Mrs. said...

If you get a guinea pig for Mother's Day, you have permission to go on strike FOR A YEAR!!!

Lane said...

Yeah, and I bet she'll make you walk it too. My oldest plays the same game when she doesn't get what she wants.

"I'll give it to you, Dada."

"No, Addsy, I don't want it."

"Okay, I get it, then."

I'm just wondering how at three my kid is already smarter than me. I was thinking that it would at least be six.

Tim said...

There is No doubt that TOWDSM is YOUR daughter! LOL

Too funny!


heidi said...

Ha!! Nicely done!

Helene said...

BTW, don't hate me....I'll have an award for you on my blog tomorrow!