First World Problems, 2nd Edition #FWP

Oh, how I’ve longed to share this ridiculous list of my and my friends’ First World Problems. Having only one other post from me with #FWP I’ve decided this could be a regular occurrence since so many things are annoying; like how my husband (new to Twitter) said, “I don’t get this, what is the First World Problem thing? What does it mean?”

That right there? First on my list.

  1. When I have to explain what #FWP or First World Problem is.
  2. Running out of Amish butter. (It’s really, really good, y’all).
  3. Running out of one of the 18 ink cartridges one needs to print one picture at home. 
  4. Gray hair around my temples that will not accept the color that God intended for me to have until I die.
  5. Trees on the side of one back yard that hide the morning sun yet allow the hot afternoon sun to shine bright.
  6. ATM card is not working.
  7. Not enough room or hangers in the closet to hang the new clothes.
  8. A favorite, comfortable pair of fancy flip flops wears out and cannot be replaced because they are 3 summers old.
  9. No access to the Internet. Enough said.
  10. Only time for a pedicure and not a manicure too.
  11. Drug store is out of the crack known as My Favorite Ice Cream Flavor.
  12. No more service gas stations (If you’ve never seen one SHUT UP).

First World Problem? What say you?

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About Julia Roberts

Laughing at raising your two kids with special needs is frowned upon in certain circles, you know? Like Grandma and Grandpa find it especially annoying. Blogging since 2005 at Kidneys and Eyes and co-founder of a social networking site, Support for Special Needs, she stays pretty busy working in her business with her husband (yeah, they're crazy) and insurance receipts. A night owl, Diet Coke lover, and vintage photo collector she hopes to raise advocates and activists.


  1. Casey says:

    Ha! I’m always explaining the Internet to my wife. It’s exhausting.

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  2. Jennifer says:

    Where do you get Amish butter other than in Amish country? It sounds really good.

  3. Alexandra says:

    My walk in closet is too cold to hang clothes up, so I leave them on the floor of my bedroom.

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