It started off with her normal asking for one. Assurances that she would take care of it. Then the Ipad came out. She started reading articles about hamsters, then came videos about hamster care, checking school books out about hamsters...
Yesterday, after school she locked herself in her bedroom all afternoon and night while she worked on her "thing". Came out briefly for dinner and went back in. Couldn't even lure her out with Home Alone.
Finally just before 9pm she emerged with her project.
She presented the board. In a calm, completely professional way she told me all about the different types of hamsters, the best ones for children, the pros and cons of owning a hamster, what they need to be comfortable and taken care of, the best product brands for hamster toys, why hamsters need a wheel, etc....No begging or pleading just a sweet presentation of the facts.
If this was a school project, I totally would have given her an "A