But I need it!

November 21, 2007

Those of you who know me know that it is not uncommon for me to interject myself in to other people’s conversations in public.  (It makes my husband crazy!)  I was standing in line at the grocery store this week and a 8-10 year-old-child was doing the “buy me” whine.  First of all, whining is my least favorite speech pattern (followed closely by repetition: Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  Mom.  Mom. Mom.)  Secondly, the kid made the mistake of thinking that by saying it “needed” candy that its mother would relent from her previous “no” position (even though the mother had warned: “I am not negotiating on this!”)

I couldn’t keep from saying to the child, “You NEED food, water, shelter and clothing.”

Hey, it takes a village.

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