My daughter screamed "fishy!" a minute into my browsing the DVDs collections. Well, what a surprise - the store sells fishes, puppies, water fountains, aquariums, and rents DVDs.
My little girl was so excited. She asked right away if she could have a pet and the answer, of course, was a no. We walked around and saw the cutest puppy:
By this time, my daughter was in heaven. She wanted the puppy. I wanted the puppy. It was the cutest dog I have ever seen. The pup costs $899 and it was the sale price too. That's just a tad too expensive! The nagging thought of my girls not old enough to take care of the pup and flash thoughts of my parents' two dogs made me realized right then I didn't want to take up the responsibility. Right next to the pup's stall was a another puppy stall:
My daughter wasn't interested in the other dogs, she walked back to the first one. We walked around to look at the fishes. She wanted the puppy and I told her I'll get her a pet fish. She exclaimed, "A fish is not a pet"! These two fishes are huge. I don't like big fishes. It's hard to discard them when they die.
I had her pick from this pond:
After going back and forth and several rounds of looking at fishes, my daughter said she didn't want her fish, she only wanted the puppy. The good thing about my little one is when I tell her I will think about it and I will come back to buy whatever she asks for, she doesn't throw a tantrum. She said good bye to the pup before we left the store.
After thinking it through for a day, I told my little one that when she's older, she can have a dog but not now. She was sad but got over it by the end of the day. Pheww...I'm glad she took it well!