Like any kid, mine are begging for a pet. So when our friends asked us to "gerbil sit" for a couple nights on Spring Break, we said yes. And thus began the stay of the rodents on our dining room table.
I had a hamster and guinea pig as a kid. And ew. I forgot how icky they are. The best moment of the week was when Cass was sitting there watching them and started shrieking, "She's eating her poop! She's eating her poop! WHY IS SHE EATING HER POOP!?!"
Nobody has asked for a pet since our little test run. And if they do, it might be fish! :)