Noah wants one of these.
Umm...it's a Hedgehog.
You know, the animal covered with spikes?
He wants one.
For a pet.
Just the idea of a pet, any pet, makes me laugh.
And he asks for a hedgehog.
Which is why this post belongs with my previous post, titled "For Laughs."
Paul and I haven't been able to stop laughing.
Because we are so not getting a hedgehog.
(Or any kind of pet, for that matter - we're holding out for as long as we can. Maybe we'll get lucky and never have one.)
It all started last week, when Noah checked out a magazine about Hedgehogs at the library. I didn't think anything of it - he always checks out the animal magazines. (This is the kid whose favorite show is anything on the Discovery Channel.)
One night, as we were reading the magazine before bed he told me that his friend had recently brought his pet hedgehog to show-and-tell at preschool.
Well, Noah sometimes thinks it's funny to tell crazy stories and see if he can trick us. So I started laughing and told him I didn't believe him.
Noah promptly burst into tears.
He sobbed on and on about how it was true, Michael really had brought his pet hedgehog to school.
So Paul did a little googling. I mean is it even legal to have a pet hedgehog?
Turns out it is.
And Noah wants one.
He asks (ahem, begs) us pretty much every night.
And for all of our excuses, Noah has a solution.
(He's getting to smart for us.)
Us - what about when we go on trips to see Grandma?
Noah - we can take it with us
Us - it can't go on the plane
Noah - so we'll take a roadtrip
Us - I don't want it crawling around the car
Noah - I'll make a special box for it
and so on and so on...
I knew the day would come when our kids started asking for a pet.
I just never thought it would be a hedgehog.