Keeping Promises

My daughter regularly makes ridiculous requests.  She will ask, "Dad, can we buy five rabbits?"  The answer, of course, is an immediate, "NO!"

However, there are some requests that she has made that are less ridiculous.  For example, she has wanted a treehouse for quite some time.  I promised her for her birthday (back in November) that I would build her one.

I told her that not only would I build her one, I said that it would be AWESOME and that we could camp out in it if she wanted.  She thought that this was the best idea she has ever heard.

In December, there was no tree house yet.  Not even a sign of it.  I told her that I would get started in January.

I did.  I put posts in the ground and put the floor on it.  Then it sat for awhile.

I won't bore you with all of the details, but it was finally completed last week.  We now have a treehouse that is over seven feet in the air, has three windows, a door, electrical power run to it (via extension cord), a fan in the window, and a front porch.  In all it is nearly 100 sq ft of awesome space that she and her friends are having a great time with.

And last Saturday night, I made good on the camping out promise.  It was so awesome that we camped out there again on Monday night – this time with one of her friends.  We got to experience an awesome lightning show and torrential rain this time.

The treehouse cost us money, time, effort, and some serious frustration, but the end result is worth it!

It feels great to have kept a promise.

Have you made some promises that are yet to be fulfilled?  Will those promises cost money?  Are you actively saving money for them?

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  1. Joel Nelson on July 31, 2009 at 5:28 am

    How about a picture of the tree house?

  2. Gay Ann Weadon on July 31, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Ditto on what Joel Nelson’s response….we would love to see the awesome treehouse! How ’bout it?

  3. Angela on August 2, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Ok I’d like to see the picture of it PLEASE!

  4. Caryn on August 2, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    One more vote for ‘show us the treehouse’!! 🙂 Pretty please?

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