The Pinky Promise (or Pinkie Swear)
Anyway, back to the pinky promise. I take my pinky swears very seriously and I’ve NEVER broke one, as far as I can remember! Sorry, to my 1st grade book buddy from 1987, I don’t remember, Did I ever get you that purple sucker?
I’ve even taught my daughter to Pinky Promise. But my son…ooooooh my son…
He informs me the other day, over a nice pinky promise interlock, “Okay Mom, now you HAVE to do this, or you know I get to cut your pinky off.”
I repeat, WHAT?!?!?
Back the truck up Junior! I’ve never heard this before…
Cut my finger off? Seriously? Has this always been a rule? Did my parents just shelter me from the horrors of the Pinky Promise?
Oh for the love of chocolate, I had NO idea! All this time, I’ve been promising things all willy- nilly, having no notion I could lose a digit.
For those of you that were unaware. I’m sorry I broke the news so boldly, but I didn’t want you to go another day without knowing your pinky promise consequences!
For those of you who knew this already, WOW! I applaud your willingness to pinky swear so frequently!
As for me, I believe I will be more careful from now on, and I’m pretty sure I will NOT tell my daughter this secret yet. I think for now, I will just let my 5 year old baby girl curl her little pinky around mine and smile!
As for my boy, my precious 8 year old boy, he laughed when he told me! LAUGHED! Do you SEE what public school does to them…
All in Fun, I Pinky Swear,