Give a kid a pet fish – YOU get a fish. Get a kid to write a report about wanting a fish – well, we’ll see …

Give a kid a pet fish – YOU get a fish. Get a kid to write a report about wanting a fish – well, we’ll see …

Our 8-year-old REALLY wants a pet. Specifically, a pet fish. Sure – it’s not a dog, or a cat, or even a hamster. It’s just a fish. I decided, however, to see how much she really wants this fish and asked her to write a report for me – her first. In her report, she was instructed to answer 7 questions:

  1. What do you want to do?
  2. Why do you want to do  it?
  3. Is there a cost involved? If so, how will you pay for it?
  4. How will you take care of it?
  5. Where will it go?
  6. What help will you need to accomplish your goal?
  7. How will your life be changed if you are able to do this?

Here’s what she submitted to me – misspellings and all. Not bad!

MY REPORT

I want to get my oun fish, because I want somthing to take care off. I will buy it with my own money. I will change it’s water & I will feed it. I will put it on the rack thing above my dresser. All I need you to do is drive me there. It will help me to care about other things.

I don’t have any earthly idea how I can refuse such logic … and cuteness. Let’s see what her Dad has to say.