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Choices

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

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?

Choices:

(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.)

While I could make the case that my current state of Elul-stress would be greatly reduced by a night with my Twitpacha (mashup of Twitter and mishpacha), it really isn’t “essential for my survival.”

So, to my Twitpacha, let’s try again after Tishrei.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Elisa permalink
    Wednesday, 1 September 2010 7:32 am

    Is “Twitchpacha” a new catch phrase or did you just make that up? Love it! Can I have an FBpahca? It just doesn’t have the same ring to it. 🙂

  2. Elisa permalink
    Wednesday, 1 September 2010 7:33 am

    Is Twitpacha a new catch phrase or did you just make that up? Love it! Can I have a FBpacha? Nah – it doesn’t have the same ring to it. LOL.

  3. Wednesday, 1 September 2010 9:12 am

    REALLY they scheduled back to school night before the hhd’s? UGH. Then again, we have “Curriculum Night” (aka Open House) on the Tuesday BETWEEN RH and YK. Double ugh.

    You should’ve called me. I would have voted for the night out 🙂

  4. Wednesday, 1 September 2010 12:31 pm

    We’ll miss you! Alas, this was a last-minute thrown-together thing while David of Jewlicious is in town. No reason we can’t have another at some point. (Wouldn’t a Sukk-Up be fun?)

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