Ironically, this conversation had both Monkey Man and me talking like 2 brightly colored, tropical birds.
Monkey Man: I'm saving money for a parrot.
Me: We are not getting a parrot.
Monkey Man: But I'm saving money for a parrot.
Me: We are not getting a parrot. Walt (our dog) would eat a parrot and I will not have any other animals except a dog in my house. (side note: birds and fish freak me out for some strange reason. And I see no point in reptiles or amphibians as "pets" nor do I see a hamster, guinea pig or other rodent as a pet).
Monkey Man: But I'm SAVING money for a parrot!
Me: That's fine. But we are never getting a parrot.
Monkey Man: But I AM SAVING MONEY for a parrot!
Me: (Exhausted) It's good to have goals.
Monkey Man's perseverance will serve him very well one day. One day when he is not in this house anymore driving me crazy.