Tuesday, December 9, 2008

If at First You Don't Succeed...

I mentioned that Hallie is trying desperately to convince us that she deserves a pet. Unbeknownst to me, she struck a deal with her daddy that if she didn't whine until Christmas, she could have a hamster. However, now there seems to be some discrepancy over the terms of the agreement.

Overheard yesterday between Hallie and Big Joel...
H: Daddy, what will I do with my guinea pig until we get its cage?
BJ: What guinea pig? (Yes, its supposed to be a hamster, but she's trying to convince us that it was either a hamster OR a guinea pig...Have I mentioned that Hallie likes to make up her own rules as she goes?)
H: The one you said I could get if I didn't whine between now and Christmas.
BJ: I don't think you've really kept up your end of the bargain. Remember how you acted on Saturday?
...long pause...
H: Well, what about lying? I haven't done that in a while. Can I get a guinea pig if I don't lie between now and Christmas?

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So since she doesn't seem to be getting very far with her daddy, now she's going over his head. She brought this letter home from school today:

Dear Santa,
For Christmas this year, I want only 3 or 4 things. It sounds glorious that I only want 3 gifts, but listen now, these are priceless to me. This year I want...a camera, a phone and a DS game. BUT the thing I want the most is a furry guinea pig friend. A brown one, a black one, a pink one even. All I want is a furry friend. If I can prove to my parents that I'm responsible, they will approve of my furry friend. I will feed, bathe, love and cherish it. I will love you and believe in you FOREVER. I've never not believed in you, but I always will if you bring me a guinea pig. Thank you SO much!
PLEASE bring me a guinea pig!
Signed,
Hallie

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

That's hilarious!!!!

Jamie Mullins said...

Too funny!! That's one determined little girl Denyse!! Although it may bring you and Joel some challenges now, it is a character trait that will serve her well in life in her adult years!! :)

Cheryl Hyatt said...

She told us Saturday about her "deal" with BJ and said she thought she had kept up her end of the bargain!! It doesn't hurt a girl to keep trying! lol!!

jennifer said...

Get used to the squeaking?? How does Santa say no to that!!