Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Veruca Salt Syndrome

More commonly known as the "I want it and I want it now" syndrome.

We all have had it, or at least know someone who has , or quite possibly will get it, or maybe even cause it. Most of us are probably in denial on all counts.

The best example I can think of is a newly-wedded-wifey that wants her husband to provide her with the same fine chariot that her father is currently providing for her mother. Or something else along those lines, whether it be a house, a car, a vacation, a horse, a barn, whatever.

It can display in different ways, and it often causes a wishing away of time, and is perhaps the root of the sarcasm in my, I mean her, tone.

Maybe it's the new skill set Veruca wants. She wants to be able to pop n lock, but she just started and she still has a lot of practicing ahead.
Or maybe she wishes she could yodel for the upcoming talent show, but she hasn't taken the time to learn, so she won't be the show stealer like she really wants to be.
Or perhaps she sees her awesome older sister and is jealous of the fact that her children are all in school, and can't wait to get there herself.

My current (smaller and fairly unimportant) cases:
•Whatever the case, I can tell you that I have a uncommon case of the "I wonder if I will ever miss that moustache!" (Though perhaps there is an end in sight, and you will all know it when it happens!)
•Also I currently want a house of my own, to paint and to grow into, and I am having a hard time waiting.
•I would also like my child's teacher to return my phone call so that I can be happy and know what is going on and why the child doesn't have any spelling words.

1 comment:

Team Hanni said...

Dear Veruca,

How fun to take a look at your blog tonight. Thank you for making me smile tonight!