I hate saying "no." There are days when I wish I could give my family their hearts desires. Simple things, trivial things, practical things. Internet, I use the coffee shops. Computer, mine is borrowed. Television, we have a small one to watch movies on, no satellite or cable. A flag to wave to the fireworks, next week. This or that. The ice cream you see through the window.
Wants, not needs, my moments of over whelming desire, sadness at my own materialism in the face of those that have so little. We also have a budget, and no ardor to indenture ourselves to the demon of debt, shackles so enticing. Onward we save, planning our days.
Simple can be so difficult.
No today, allows yes, yes, yes tomorrow.
I really wanted some ice cream too, buddy.