I cannot count how many times or how often I correct mein kinder when they mistakenly substitute the word “need” for “want.”
There is a difference between “wants” and “needs.”
Between that which we desire and that which are essential for our survival.
I say it to the kids…and now I say it to myself.
All day I have tried to figure out how to be at three places at once on Thursday night.
Question: Which is the most important event to attend?
(a) “back-to-school night” for the THREE year old
(b) weekly dinner with PapaBear
(c) MOTweetUp* with a gaggle of folks I know via Twitter
(*MOT = member of the tribe; Tweetup = a social gathering of people who use Twitter)
Review: the question is not which event I most desire to attend. Nor is it which event do I think is a complete and utter waste of time, but fear that I might be sending the message that I don’t support my kid’s education by not going to meet his teacher before school starts next week. A teacher who I already know, BTW. (And no, this attitude has nothing to do with the fact that Peach is the third kid. I had this attitude with my first.)
So, to my Twitpacha, let’s try again after Tishrei.