We are already 30 days into The Bet I Made Which Involves a Guinea Pig and you will be happy to learn that the bet is still in full swing.
As of yesterday, to my surprise, my 10 year old son has been able to keep his room clean for 30 days straight.
Currently his room is as clean as the day the bet started. Not a darn thing is out of place and his bed is made each and every morning, as soon as he removes his body from it.
Every day I inspect it, looking for the tiniest of mishaps, a sock on the floor, a drawer not closed.
Boy oh boy that kid is good!
He has a calendar that he is using to track the days that he has kept his room clean and each and every night he gives me a count as to how many days are left before the pig comes home.
He has named the pig.
The pig shall be called Gibby.
Gibby the guinea pig.
We have already gone window shopping for the pigs new digs.
Bobby wanted to get him a cage that was the size of a shoe box, because he is budgeting his money so that he can buy other things for Gibby.
I kindly stepped in and upgraded the accommodations to a double story mansion.
Your welcome Gibby the guinea pig. You can thank me later.
Over the past 30 days I have learned that not everyone is on board with the idea of Gibby. Certain people in this house are not a fan of rodents and this person would rather the bet of involved a go-kart or an electric guitar.
Certain people had no faith that their son could keep his room cleaned for 2 months. The impossible is happening and this person now thinks he has to build a bathroom on the other side of the house because he is not walking through the room where Gibby the guinea pig will be sleeping, to get to the bathroom at night.
“I am not walking by that thing at night. I’m going to put a bathroom in across from our room.” are his exact words.
Now I get a guinea pig and a new bathroom!
I’m a genius!
(Note: There are 2 things that can mess this bet up: sabotage, or Bobby’s school grades. I had to add in another condition because issues arose in school, so as long as Bobby gets a good final report card and keeps his room clean, all is good with the bet)