How do I convince my Mom to let me buy my third betta
I have two bettas already and i am hoping to go out and buy a third one but my mom says i am not aloud to. How should i try to convince her to let me buy it. It is driving me crazy. O and also i am new to the forum and this is my first ever thread.
Last edited by FireKidomaru; 02-07-2010 at 08:56 PM.
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My mom always taught me that "you catch more flies with honey". If it were me and wanted a new fish(and took good care of my others), i would use my money to buy mom a gift in appreciation of the two she already let me have. Then just sit back a few weeks and her attitude might change a little on the matter. Patience. If anything is worth having...it is worth waiting for. If not: you have to accept her decision...she's your mother and only wants the best for you. This is all in my opinion of course. Take it with a grain of salt.
What Jupiter said. You don't convince her. Be a good child and learn the meaning of "no". You'll thank her for it some day. Life doesn't and shouldn't revolve around what we want. It's deeper, like doing right by people and for people.
Show her that you are a responsible person and that you are taking good care of the ones that you have. Make sure that you're getting your school work done and that you aren't neglecting any chores you have around the house.
Did she really only tell you "NO" or did she tell you "No because..." when you asked? She's having a reason for this; ask her (NICELY!!!) what this reason is and give it your very BEST shot from HER perspective to understand her reason behind the no.
My mom hated seeing so many fish tanks in my room, but my dad loves fish so I think he helped me out some.lol Now my mom doesn't mind them anymore, she even has a couple favorites. But, keep in mind, I started buying bettas when I was 19. So if you're younger, I suggest asking her why she said no and go from there. Being responsible plays a huge role in owning any pet. I've owned horses so fish are NOTHING compared to that.lol Good luck and just be patient.