The Husband and I have agreed. We will be getting a pet, and it will be a hedgehog. They are pretty expensive, but that's irrelevant because they are absolutely gorgeous and will be a lot of fun. The main advantages are their small size, their prickles (thus preventing the kids from "accidentally" over-cuddling the poor creature), and they are nocturnal. Once the kids are in bed, we will be able to play with our little pet with no interruptions!
I think this is going to be a great pet for us. We won't be getting it until I come back from America in four months (woo!), so until then I will be squirrelling away some money and sewing fleece hidey-holes for the little prickler. I'm so excited!
And thus, I present you with the cuteness:
And finally, some live action brought to you by YouTube: