During the course of our discussions I would talk of an option and list the reasoning for my train of thought. Most, if not all, of my decisions are based on how moving will affect the kids. After the discussion we were pulled away by more pressing issues, bedtime, and did not discuss the moving idea until the next day when we were planning with the realtor. John suddenly stopped and looked at me and said, "What do you want?" I was stunned. I just stood there and looked at him. I felt like it had been so long since someone asked me that I didn't know how to answer. I felt struck stupid as I answered honestly, "I haven't thought about it. I don't know." I wanted to scream "I want to be out of this tiny space. I want to be reunited with my quilting machine. And I want my family to be happy." But, what do I want in a house. I cannot believe I haven't even thought about it. So, I sat down and wrote a list. It went something like this.
1. A house with a room for everyone.
2. A three car garage
3. A large studio for my quilting
4. A large porch with a ceiling fan
5. A wooded lot.
6. A view of the lake.
7. A big kitchen that cleans it's self
8. A maid. a chef, and a live in sitter.
9. A guest room, just for guests
10. A place where we can live for at least 5 years without moving again!
OK, maybe I need a little help defining wants vs. needs but hey he asked!