Tyler has got the “make a wish” concept down pat. The other day he was playing with a toy he has had since he was one, “The Learning Home” from Fisher-Price. It’s really big and he reinvents the toy to suit his needs. Anyway he was hanging on to over one side and he said “Mommy, come here and make a wish with me, you go on the other side”. I could hear him whispering his wish.
I figured, Why not, I certainly had nothing to lose! So I came over to him and we were across from each other, touching. I heard him whispering, “I wish I had a Buzz Lightyear, I wish I had a Buzz Lightyear”. I closed my eyes and thought: I wish our family had enough money where I wouldn’t always have to be worrying. I wish I could take my son on vacation. I wish I could help him go to college. I wish he will always be healthy.
Tyler asked, “Mommy, how come you didn’t say your wish?”, and I told him that you are supposed to say it to yourself.
It’s amazing how our wishes change throughout our lives. First for toys, then perhaps for good grades. Later to meet that special someone to settle down with. And then, when you’re a parent, it’s just about your children, all for them, only for them.
Hopefully Tyler and I had the magic touch that day and our wishes will come true.