I totally believe in information overload...
and choice overload...
I don't like having so many choices.
For example, I want a simple washing machine that has one button: Wash.
Not a trillion different settings and temperatures and options.
Too many choices make me cry.
So how can I blame Piney?
I usually get her dressed and ready in the morning.
I pick out her outfit.
But I thought- you know- she is getting older. She needs choices.
So instead of choosing her one outfit (of which she wears happily)
I gave her three coordinated outfits to choose from.
But she didn't want any of the three outfits. She wanted to make her own outfit from the drawer. (i.e. I want to wear pink open-toed sandals that school doesn't allow with a belt that makes it impossible to go potty)
I stood firm. She needed to choose from the three outfits I had set out for her.
So I went straight back to choosing for her.
And I realized- that is what I want too. I want someone to choose my daily outfit.
One less thing to think about- Have it all coordinated, cleaned, pressed and laid out on my bed every morning. Mmmmm
I know choices are important (freedom and all that), but could we slow it down a bit?
I mean I am inundated with a million choices the moment I turn on my computer every morning!
O.K Go ahead and say it:
"Don't turn on your computer then."
Nevermind. I like choices.
What do you think?
Are there too many buttons to push on your cell phone? Too many outfits in your closet? Too much jewelry in your jewelry box? Too many emails in your inbox?
Or are you happy with all your choices?
P.S. Yea! Finally NEW photos
on the photo blog from Sunday. Check them out!
Labels: after adoption: difficult child behaviors