we often talk to the boys about the difference between "needs" and "wants."
you may want a brand new toy, or the ability to fly, but you don't necessarily need these to function.
at least not as a human.
the other day, after eating lunch at a restaurant, anth leaned over to me.
"mom, those nachos were REALLY spicy. i think i NEED some G-U-M."
after getting within range of him, i kind of had to agree.
at least to myself.
ben, hearing this exchange, immediately demanded, "i NEED G-U-M, too!"
then he leaned across the table to whisper, "momma, what's a G-U-M?"
with a dash of keeping up with the jonses.
it starts early.