Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Kayla's New Quest

Kayla has a new goal in life. That is to prove to us that she is responsible enough for a puppy. I am not saying that she is getting one, but is she ever pleading. She has been begging me and crying for one EVERY day for weeks now. Andy finally got to witness it last night. We told her that we might consider it, but she had to show she was responsible. So right away she started cleaning house. She was even picking up Caroline's room. I can handle this!

This morning it was barely 7. In she comes - already dressed for school. She picked out her outfit, got dressed, fixed her hair, made her bed, and picked up her room. Last night she and Andy drew a little chart on her chalkboard: No---------------------------------------Yes. She put her name way down on the yes side. She put me somewhere in the middle, and Andy is closer to the "No" end of the chart. So, she comes in this morning telling all that she has already accomplished. Then she wants to know if either one of us needs to be moved up on the chart.

Anyway, it was a really nice morning in our house. It was great not having to be on her case about getting ready for school. I wonder how long we can milk this before we all have to end up on "Yes"



Here is how she dressed herself for school. I did not say a word.





(Not the greatest picture...she was rushing out the door to catch the bus)

6 comments:

robynsbowtique said...

Funny, last night she wanted to borrow Mercer to show that she could take care of a dog. We will be out of town on 2/22, you could give it a shot if you want.

Darlene said...

She is up and dressed --- there are more important things than arguing over what she is wearing. Of course, that is why Aunt Jenny looks at pics now and asks me why I let her go to school dressed
"like that"? Really Kayla looks adorable. I bet you have a puppy before summer is over (maybe after the trip to Texas in June).

Amy said...

We've been there. Had our "puppy", Buffy for 5 years now. I agree, at least she is up and dressed on her own! Keep up the good work Kayla!

Jenny James said...

We have a wonderful puppy we'll let come stay with you so you can try it out. You never know... we may let you keep her. It'll save you a lot of money!

Aunt Kathryn said...

The Dan Gorham family is chanting,
"GO KAYLA, GO KAYLA, GO KAYLA"...

Is there something wrong with her outfit? I often wear florals and stripes together in every color!

wowedout said...

we will also be out of town that weekend so you can have annie,callie & the cat along w/mercer to see how kayla does. i think kayla having a puppy is a terrific idea just what kind ? and you are so bad w/dogs you are just horrible you won't even look at mine and guess who has to take care of that puppy when kayla is at school ? mom does that's who ! robyn can make your dog some bows it will be real cute.