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?


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!


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!!