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Is mom (me) being unfair?

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Posted by: Sillygirl at Fri Oct 24 11:39:46 2003  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Sillygirl ]  
   

I have a question for all you. I keep a small farm (well it seems like one anyway) and I have a 14 yr old step daughter who's only over at our house every other weeek for about 3 or 4 days at a time. She wants a turtle (well last week it was a hedgehog, the week before it was something else, can't remember). I'm all for getting the kid a pet, but she's almost never around to care for it much less contribute any money towards it's care. I have explained to her that turtles require a lot of care and not something you can feed and clean every two weeks. It's a daily thing. She pretty much expects me to care for it and she'll just "enjoy" it. I asked her if she'd like an adult corn snake (something that can eat every two weeks) but she doesn't even really like mine and won't hold him. (too bad , I'm getting two more very soon).
I've basically told her that until she is over at our house on a consistant long term basis and can provide the proper care and contribute some money towards the care, the likelyhood of her getting a pet is slim. Plus she changes her mind every week on what it is she wants and I fear she would get board real quick having to take care of something on a consistant basis.

Is mom being unfair? I already have enough animals to take care of and spend several hours daily and 100's of dollars monthly doing so. Do any of you think she's really ready to take on that type of responsibility any time soon or is she yanking my chain? Just wanting to hear from kids (or parents) that take care of reptiles on a long term basis.

Thanks
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Chantel a.k.a. sillygirl
"I came, I saw, I adopted"

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