Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wishing

This evening the children and I spent some time enjoying the coolness in the backyard while the husband was away at a meeting.

Oldest daughter 'taught' us how to play bubblegum, bubblegum in a dish. (Hasn't that one been around forever?)

Little son regaled us with a fairy tale that went something like this:

Once upon a time there was a young man.
And he was a soccer boy, like me.
So once upon a time there was a soccer boy
who went into the forest.
And there was a wicked witch... (plus more that I cannot recall)
.
You must know that little son speaks in a manner that one would think he is puckering his lips while speaking. Yet he is not. He has a talent for un-puckered, puckered lip speech. And he says his r's and l's as if they were w's. And, yes, he seriously said 'young man.' hee hee.
Now, you should go back and re-read his fairy tale in his manner of speech. And you will smile. Because it is so stinkin' cute to listen to that voice.

As the sun finally dipped below the mountains to the west, little son asked if it was night time, because he "couldn't see the sun anymore." It was that magical time of day when sun and shadows are absent, but only the presence of a warm glow in the sky. And the world feels right.

I told the children to search the heavens for the first star of the night so that we could make a wish.

Middle daughter found it first. I guess because she is 5 now, star-finding comes easy.

And then we all listened as she made her wish.

"Star light,
star bright,
first star I see tonight.
I wish I may,
I wish I might
have the wish I wish tonight.
I wish I could be a mom and have earrings."



After her plea to the heavens, we each took a turn sending our wish out in hopes of it being granted.

We listened as oldest daughter wished:

"Star light,
star bright,
first star I see tonight.
I wish I may,
I wish I might
have the wish I wish tonight.
I wish I could have a collection of ladybugs."
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And little son (with help from mom on the verse part- but it was all him on the wish. and don't forget the puckered-up voice):

"Star light,
star bright,
first star I see tonight.
I wish I may,
I wish I might
have the wish I wish tonight.
I wish I could be a pirate."

And then the children asked what my wish is. And so I took my turn:

"Star light,
star bright,
first star I see tonight.
I wish I may,
I wish I might
have the wish I wish tonight.
I wish my children will be happy and obedient."

I think that put a downer on the whole wish thing, because no sooner had my wish been uttered than middle daughter brought us all back around to the point of the exercise with her little:

"Star light,
star bright,
first star I see tonight.
I wish I may,
I wish I might
have the wish I wish tonight.
I wish for only Dora's on TV."
Duh.
What do you wish for?
Only sensible wishes, please. Or middle daughter will be forced to remind you of the point of this exercise.

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Since I just watched Miss Congeniality this week, I would have to say that my wish would be for "world peace"! :)

Ruth P said...

I wish for grass in the backyard...

GRAMEE said...

Ruth, i don't need grass. i really just need landscaping. period. we're renting and they have only dirt and rocks in the back here.

what i wish though would be that our home in utah would sell. so we could actually buy a home here.
and have our own backyard to sit in on a beautiful sunday evening.

Sarah said...

I like oldest daughter's wish - I love ladybugs! Other than that, I wish for the house cleaning fairies to visit my house. I've been good - I promise!

Shannon said...

I wish for another day just like today. It's beautiful outside. Though, maybe Sarah's house cleaning fairies could visit my house when they are done at hers!

Musings of the Mrs. said...

I wish to stay home for a living instead of working all day. Otherwise known as, I wish to win the lottery.

Becky Fernandez said...

hi stephanie...of course i remember you! it has been too long... it's amazing how time flies! looks like you and your sweet family are doing well! i'm glad you found me and said hi!gotta love this blog world!

wonder woman said...

What sweet and hilarious kiddies you have.

I wish.....for a baby girl to start growing in my tummy.