Sunday, May 31, 2009


So, some of you may know that Jack has a special contract at school.
He is working on some "issues"...which, would take up this whole post to explain, so if you really want to know, email me!
Anyway, he really wanted this R2D2 fish tank. This $80 R2D2 fish tank.
He was very disappointed when I told him there was NO WAY I'd spend $80 on a fish tank.
But, later, we noticed that the price had been cut in half.
Still, a $40 fish tank was a bit much...
But then, we decided if he earned all happy faces on his weekly contract, I would get it for him.
Note to self, don't make these promises unless you KNOW you can actually get the prized item...which, in our case, was sold out. Everywhere. Except for online, where it was....$80.
But, I found one. And they were holding it for me. Jack knew we'd go get it on Friday...except, he had a sad face on his contract.

"You know what's keeping me from getting happy faces?"
"Ummm..your attitude, maybe?"
"NO. Substitutes."

But, to my son's amazement, we went to PetCo and bought the tank.
I told him as I was paying for it (and now it was down to $15 by the way), "Look at it now, because it is going into the closet until you have a week of happy faces".

And with the most pathetic face and arms folded, his response was,
"I guess you NEVER want me to be happy. Not in my whole life".

Fast forward to this past Friday, when R2 finally got to come out.
Jack wrote me a note: R2D2 is my best friend in the whole galaxy.
And, we aren't using it as a fish tank at all. Just a droid friend.

See? They even watch tv together.
(They are watching The Clone Wars, and I DID NOT pose this at all)


JDiLuigi said...

I am glad he finally got it! Yay Jack:)

Merideth said...

GREAT photo of Jack with his droid friend! Adorable.