If you promised your child he could have a pet rodent as long as he takes good care of it and it doesn’t misbehave. Then your spouse goes to the pet shop with your child and they come home with a capybara.
Why do you word that in a way that implies it’s not a rodent?
It is a rodent. It’s the biggest one out there
It is a rodent, but it probably isn’t what you meant.
Why judge rodents?
I saw his picture in the Wikipedia. Pretty cute. You can call him “Cap”.
Do you have room in your house? I don’t think I would want to deal with his waste products. Can you train them to go outside?
This is why I’m working on my communication skills…
Obviously you have to move to accommodate the new pet (you can’t disappoint your child by breaking your promise, and you don’t want to get into shalom bayis issues with your spouse) to a house with large lawn (they like to eat fresh grass) and pool (they are semi-aquatic animals). Maybe CTLawyer will let you guys move in- his place sounds ideal. The money he saves on hiring someone to mow his lawn will be in lieu of rent.