dad's carrot ruse works again

Remember the $100 my dad offered to anybody in the family who would read The Purpose Driven Life by the end of Janauary?

Well, look who ended up finishing first:

“hi grandpa
i just wanted to let you know that i finished the purpose driven life
it was very good
thank you for pointing it out to me
i love you

And then Bella and I had a little argument. See, we have a standing tradition that when she receives money as a gift, half goes into the bank and she can spend the other half on clothes and make-up. Well, she reasoned that this $100 was not a gift and she should be able to use all of it – especially she said, because she already knew what she was going to spend it on.

Then, my dad responded and solved the dilemma:

“Hi Bella,
Congratulations! bella. I am most impressed. Honestly you weren’t
expected to be the first to read that book. I noticed your talent in
writing from your essays that you sent me at Christmas and now also
noticed you love reading books. That’s great!

As promised, a check of $100 plus $100 for being the first will be in
mail soon.
Please tell me if it changed you or your view on God in any way.

Sigh. I am raising a butt-kisser and a Christian.

I am only on Day 17 and I have get to Day 40 in seven days (like Bella I already know what I want to spend the $100 on). It’s not Warren’s religion that is difficult to stomach, but his unflagging smile that you can hear through his turn of phrase.

This entry was posted in family. Bookmark the permalink.