He asked for a house with a swimming pool and plenty of green space. The house had to be in a good location and not too far from the places he liked to visit. It was a tall order and it got taller when he presented the budget.
The real estate agent suggested that we chose the item that was most important and then go from there. After some discussion and deliberation and yes negotiation, we settled on location. Although I did promise he could have his pool. Some how. Some way. He’d get his pool.
It took a bit, but we finally found a house that met our needs in location and function. The green space wasn’t too hard to come up with, after all grass seed and some water, with a splash of sun and viola green space.
Then he reminded me of the pool. I had promised him a pool. He wanted his pool. So I went to the store and found just the thing…an inflatable kiddie pool. Hey we didn’t specify the type of pool!
He loved it, laughing so hard and then blowing it up and filling it up with water. He announced that we had a house with a pool. It wasn’t a lie, but it wasn’t exactly the way most people would think of a house with a pool. Yes I realize he was too big to swim in the pool, but it was sold as a swimming pool and so that’s what I bought.
Some people thought it was silly, but to him it was brilliant. And he said he’d never be so vague with a request ever again. Because you may just get what you wish for!