Aubrey has been saving her allowance and holiday money for quite a while now. Yesterday, she begged me to take her to the store so she could make her desired purchase. So, when Josh got home from work he drove her over to the store...
and she came home with a rodent.
That's right, Aubrey is now the proud owner of a little grey hamster named Humphrey.
I don't usually allow vermin in the house, but I do love the chance to let the kids learn some responsibility and I remember how much I loved pets growing up so there you go. My mother put up with the birds I kept as pets and they are ridiculously messy. If she can manage that then surely Aubrey's investment in this critter can't be too bad. At least this creature won't shed feathers.
I actually don't hate the tiny guy, he is a fairly sweet little thing. Aubrey is thrilled beyond measure and Humphrey has quickly become a bit of a celebrity around the house. I'm glad Aubs worked so hard to save her money and will have the chance to care for a living creature on her own.
Hamsters, fun for the whole family!