Bun got a free ticket to the circus. He really wants to go. Being the progeny of a frugal Scotsman, he recognizes a deal and this ticket has a "$7.99 VALUE!"
The problem lies not in the ticket, but in the fact that Rob loathes the circus. He went to the circus once as a child, and subsequently fell dangerously ill and was hospitalized. I don't think the circus had anything to do with his illness, but the association is there for him. Ixnay on the ircuscay.
I told Bun that we may not be going because it's in the middle of the week and, you know, Daddy has circus issues.
He told me I should text Rob and say, "pleeeease can [Bun] go to the circus for a $7.99 VALUE ticket." Verbatim.
Instead, I told him that I would make a phone video of him telling his dad why he wants to go to the circus, and maybe that would sway him.
Here's the pitch:
(Minute mark 1:50 and forward is solid gold funny, listen carefully. I might take him to the circus for that alone. And no offense meant to anyone affiliated with the IceCapades, so forget about my crazy laughing.)
Come on, Daddy. How can you pass up a $7.99 VALUE?