Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I think I need to consult with the spinmaster again

#2 daughter MUST CHILL.

The first month or so of school is always tough for her. I am sure I have blogged about this before but seriously. She is in grave danger of being put out by the curb if she does not have a massive attitude adjustment soon.

Tonight I seriously thought about locking the door once I got in the house, and leaving her outside. I was that done.

#2 is obsessed with buying a Guinea Pig. She has been told that when she has the money she will be allowed to buy one. Her current balance for money that can be spent whenever she chooses?
$1. Cost of a Guinea Pig and all the acoutrements? About $60. How much of her allowance is she allowed to put back for spending at will? $1 a week.

Tonight's upset? All about the Guinea Pig and how I am so mean and have ruined her day because I won't call the parent of a child in her class who claims to have won $10,000 from a Go-gurt contest and is going to share enough money with #2 so that she can get her Guinea Pig. The reason I should call? Why.... the friend gave #2 her phone number. Because of course this story is completely true. I am absolutely and totally unreasonable in my refusal to call this parent I have never met and ask them for Guinea Pig money.

I have put a ban on all discussion regarding Guinea Pigs and their purchase. The jury is out on whether or not I will have to rescind my earlier offer to let her purchase the thing once she has enough money. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think tonight we officially reached crazy with this obsession.

I certainly have reached crazy.


Ali said...

Wait, why do I want to have children again?

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Ohhhh! So THIS is what you were talking about in the comments the other day!

I feel very badly for you. Ruining your child's life over a rodent. Tch! Terrible! Surely over a car or a boyfriend is more of a regular mom thing, but since she's only 6 (ARGH!) I guess you'll have to wait to "ruin her life" over those issues later.

As for the $10K winner, if we somehow won $10K and I got a weird phone call from a random friend of Caitlin's...my mind would boggle. My mind is boggled!

GP Obsession Level reached!

Clearly Ali, you want to have children so you can experience such domestic bliss of your own! And live to write about it. : )