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Wants vs. Needs
Wants vs. Needs

Wants vs. Needs

I want a vacation, somewhere warm, where the sun is out and the current temperature is in the double digits.

I need a job to pay for that vacation.

I want a solution for my son’s emotional hysterics.

I need a solution for my son’s emotional hysterics.

(Best friend moving has not gotten easier, it’s gotten worse. And it comes out of nowhere, and is only a visible symptom of his general anxiety. This is difficult for all involved, and is leading me to look into all kinds of options I never would have considered. For example, homeschooling or a private school for twice-exceptional learners. Sigh. See previous need on job.)

I want a MacBook for Christmas.

I need Princess the PMSing Laptop back from the shop already.

I want to curl up on the couch and read or watch TV and just let my emotional breakdown of this afternoon fade away.

I need to start herding the boys towards homework.

I want a glass of wine.

I need a glass of wine.

Wants vs. needs. You never know what’s on the list on any given day.


  1. JenC

    You might want to be a little more specific about that “temperatures in the double digits” thing. Technically the -18 we had this morning was double digits 😛

    I’ve got wine and homeschooling books (I was planning to HS mine until a charter became an option. Still might depending on learning styles/ needs as he gets older- if what I’ve read and you’ve told me about 2E kids holds true for mine). Come on by anytime for either. Open ear for vents included.

  2. ella

    I could have written this post myself! My child’s best friend is moving in several weeks and I just dread the thought of how the resulting emotional turmoil that we are sure to face. I need a job to pay for the international airfare to visit this best friend. I want a trip abroad to visit this best friend. See – I’m right there with you :-).

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