I love the words “I want.” I am sure that everyone knows exactly what I mean by those two words. Of course, if it was just limited to those two words instead of so many others, “I want this, i want that, please, i need”
The more vocabulary we get, the more we want. I am unsure when Xander became such a consumerist but sometime between present day and the day that he was born, it happened. I think we might spent to much time in stores considering he can name them. I had high hopes that we might miss this stage of development. I know that my pocketbook can’t afford it.
Xander and I were shopping in Sam’s Wholesale club the other day. I was pushing the cart while he was riding in the seat. He was pointing every few seconds to something else….
Xan: Dada, I need that! (points to giant flower pots)
Me: (unsure what he was planning for the giant pot - ignore comment)
Xan: Dada, I need that! (points to endcap of camera cases)
Me: (well we had been looking for a new camera case - ignores comments again)
Xan: DADA, I NEED THAT!!!! (points to end cap of power washers)
Me: (I kind of like the power washers myself) Xander, it seems you want everything.
Xan: UnUHHH (Nods head in approval) YEP!
Xan: I NEED THAT (points to display of color safe bleach)
Me: (well we do use a lot of color safe bleach…maybe we should…) Xander, You can’t have everything.
Xan: UnUhhh, can too! (points to my pocket at my wallet) Dada get it.
I seriously hope he outgrows the compulsive need to spend large amounts of money on things we don’t need. I do think if he doesn’t outgrow it, advertisers are going to love him. My wallet won’t love him though.
1 point Xander for knowing where my wallet was, 1 point future advertisers hoping he doesn’t change, 0 points dada for having to stop carrying my wallet.