I tend to be a very practical type of a person. When I see something I would like, I very rarely buy it. I comment to myself about how nice it would be to have it, and then I go about my business. One such item is a red batter bowl. I have wanted a red batter bowl for probably 4 or 5 years. Yes, years. I see them in catalogs, and always comment about how much fun it would be to have one. I see them in stores, and tell myself that some day I am going to buy one for myself. The years have gone by and still I have not purchased a red batter bowl. It isn't like it is an expensive item that I need to budget for; but in the back of my mind, I know I am thinking practically and wondering if it is really something I need or just want. Just this past November I was shopping with my youngest daughter, and saw one in a store. I made the usual comment about how some day I was going to buy myself a red batter bowl. Apparently as soon as we got home, she mentioned to her sisters that she knew exactly what she was buying me for Christmas. Yes, she did indeed buy me a red batter bowl. I was thrilled!! And since she had made a recent request for pancakes, this weekend I honored that request, and put my new red batter bowl to good use.