In April, I did a post titled, “Please, No Trophies for Mother’s Day” where I might have made a reference to wanting an iPad. Well let me tell you, this post sparked a world of controversy around here.
It started when Tyler asked me why in the world I wanted an iPOD since I had an iPOD on my iPhone.
I pointed out, ever so nicely, that it read iPAD, not iPOD.
Different vowel, Dude.
He scoffed at me.
A night or two later he said that Sarah kept whispering to him that I needed an iPad.
Huh. I don’t know where my 2 year old picked that up from…
AnyiPad… this began the “discussion.”
He said that I didn’t need an iPad.
I said that technically the only thing I needed was more time and a new pair of khaki shorts, but I wanted an iPad.
Dictionaries were gotten out to explain the differences between wants and needs. I kid you not.
Basically I explained that I need next to nothing. I want even less.
However, I wanted an iPad.
Because it is cool. And for once in my life I wanted to be on the forefront of technology. There. I said it.
Probably not the best reason unless you really know me, so let me clue you in…
- I started texting last year.
- My family got a microwave in the 90’s…yes 90’s.
- I am always about 1-2 years behind on the latest music and movies.
- I got a digital camera in 2006.
- I just rented Lost, Season One.
Do you get it now?
However, after our discussion, being the practical person I am, I told Tyler that he should not get me an iPad. I didn’t need something just because it was cool and we could use the money elsewhere.
Because that is how I always am.
A few days went by and sitting on my planner was Tyler’s Men’s Club golf schedule which accompanied a reminder about his 4 day Golf Tournament, not to mention all of the other rounds he plays.
Is golf a want or a need?
Well, in Tyler’s case he needs golf like air.
But, a lightbulb went off…
- Greens Fees
- Cart Fees
- Entry Fees
- Skins Games
And I marched up to Sarah and told her to tell Daddy that Mommy needs an iPad for Mother’s Day. Because Tyler also needed:
- That new, bigger TV
- And a new, bigger grill
- And a leaf sucker (we have a leaf blower)
- And a power washer (because it is fun useful)
Now, my darling husband, will shake his head and argue that those items are really “needed” and that my iPad isn’t necessary to life.
And I agree. It isn’t necessary, but it sure is cool.
-Sent from my iPad