We have all felt it at one time or another. We want something. Usually we want what we want, when we want it. We’ve even seen the frustrated mother in public with “the child”. The child is screaming and fussing. The mother says (in a loud voice) “WHAT is it that you want??”
Parents who have had teens know that the teen wants things. The teen has been known to say things like, “I never get what I want…” Many times this sentence comes after the teenager has let loose with a laundry list of things he or she wants.
Ah, don’t forget the spouses. Spouses can have a variety of “I want” sentences. Some can sound like, “Honey, I sure want a new mower.” That’s just precious. On the other hand, some spouses have never-ending honey do lists. I should know a lot about this. Sure, the requests start out nice and loving. There’s a hint of respect and everything. “Sweet heart, I sure would like to have that table you have been saying you were going to build”. Ten days later can sound like, “Baby, did you make a plan for when you are going to build that table for me, please.” Three weeks later the tone changes to possible sarcasm. “Yeah sure, like that table you are going to build for me….!” The reply is either, “I know, I know” or “Sure, I have nothing else to do….” To which the reply receives anger, tears, hollering; “I want that table!” Any thing like this sound familiar in any way?