My son, exclaiming with drama, "Oh no!" in a devastated and forlorn way.
Me (concerned): "What happened?"
Son: "I didn't realize there was still a little milk in my bowl, and it splashed on me when I went to put it in the dishwasher."
Me (Insert sad face): Sounds like a first world problem to me.
Son: A what?
Me: A first world problem. In third world countries their problems can include not enough food to eat , no shoes, or a place to live. You're lucky, you don't have those kinds of problems, so the milk issue -- that's a first world problem.
Cleans up the milk.
"First World Problems" have become our saying now, for those issues in our house that cause drama, but in the scheme of the world, aren't really problems at all. And now I've even started seeing this topic on the web.
I have included some examples for your entertainment. Some of these have actually happened in our house recently and some, well, are just funny.
I created and photoshopped the photos above; the photos below, I found here.
While this topic has put problems into perspective in my house, it has also come full circle.
Son: "What happened mom?"
Me: "I didn't mean to hit send on a word in Words With Friends. I had just seen a better word."
Son: "Sounds like a first world problem to me."
Thanks son. Thanks. Point taken.
Have you experienced any first world problems in your house lately? Can you relate to any of these photos above? :o)