This past Saturday the girls and I hit Jeff's Pet Depot for some dog food. While we were there, Megan saw some bunnies for sale.
Megan: Mom, can I get a bunny?
Megan: How much are they?
Megan: Mom, if I save up $38.50, can I buy a bunny?
Megan: Why not?
Me: We already have 2 dogs that you're not taking care of, we're certainly not going to throw a bunny in the mix. Besides, it's not just the bunny you have to pay for, it's the cage, food, etc.
Megan: Okay, how much is a cage?
Me: I have no idea. $40?
Megan: So if I save up $38.50 and $40.00, then can I get the bunny?
Me: No. As long as we have 2 dogs, there will be no other pets.
I should have known that just because the conversation had ended, didn't mean it was over.
As soon as we got back home, Megan set up a table in our driveway with some items for a yard sale.
Me: Megan, what are you doing?
Megan: Having a yard sale.
Megan: To get some money to buy a bunny, and a cage, and some food.
Me: I already told you that even if you save enough money, you will NOT be buying a bunny.
Megan: Soooo you wanna' buy something?
Me: No, I do NOT want to buy something.
Megan: How come?
Me: Well for starters, I bought all this stuff once already. I'm certainly not going to buy it again so that you can save up money to NOT buy a bunny.
Megan: Pleeease. Just one thing. Look, this is only a dollar.
Megan: Look, it's a toothpick holder.
Me: I KNOW. It's MY toothpick holder!!
Megan: Soooo you wanna' buy it?
I sure hope I can hold out longer on the bunny than I did on the yard sale.
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