Cate I am SOOOO excited to buy Mrs. S a Christmas gift.
Me Giving IS exciting! What are you planning to buy for her?
Cate A hamster! She is going to be like, “OMG this is the best gift ever!”
Me Um…has she mentioned wanting a hamster?
Cate Everybody wants a hamster, Mom.
Me That is not true.
Cate Are you kidding me? Who wouldn’t want a hamster? I want one.
Me No, I’m not kidding. Plenty of people do not want a hamster because hamsters require a considerable amount of care and it costs money to buy their food and bedding and other supplies they need.
Cate Well, Mrs. S probably wants one. She loves animals and we don’t have a class pet so it’s a perfect gift!
Me Are you going to buy the cage too? And she will need to have all the start up supplies like food, bedding, a water bottle, etc.
Cate Yes! We will buy all of it! I want to get her everything!
Me Whose this “we” you speak of? I am giving her a gift card.
Cate You and me are “we”.
Me No, I am me and you are you and I am getting her a gift card. You may buy her a hamster and a cage and all the supplies with your own money.
Cate FINE. I will. So how much do you think it will cost?
Me I guess about $50 for the hamster all the start up supplies.
Cate Can I borrow $50?
Me Nope, but we can get the money out of your bank account!
Cate Um….maybe we should just get her a gift card. She loves Starbucks.
Maybe next year little fella!