Last spring in kindergarten, Elizabeth learned the difference between a "want" and a "need" which she frequently articulated back to us when we used the terms incorrectly (or interchangeably). It seems that my 3 year old also caught on because one night earlier in the summer, I told him that I need him to get out of bed and go to the bathroom in the night if he needs to. Alex said, "Mommy, that's a want not a need." Seriously, that kid...
This leads to the title of this post. This is a long-term want which has now turned into a "need". At least in "first world" terms. I have mainly put it off because Handy Hubby's insistence that we will never use. I insist that we will use it as the fall wears on and we can toast marshmallows, etc. I'm not sure we'll ever see eye-to-eye on this. Want to put money on who is going to win?
Here's our patio - doesn't it seem like it needs a little something?
So, I have been assessing my options. My criteria are: 1) it must have a cover to protect the kiddos, 2) cannot be too big, 3) relatively attractive, 4) ideally it should fold up for easy storage or transport, and 5) less than $100. Here are the contenders:
|Landman USA 28240 - about $75|
|Fire Sense 22" Folding Fire Pit - about $50|
|Charbroil Portable Fire Pit - about $60|
Anyone have a favorite fire pit that fits the bill for me? My need to swing by Target tomorrow. I heard they were putting any remaining summer and outdoor stuff on sale this week. Bring on the Christmas lights!