Chuck loaded all the kids in the car Sunday night to drive home from a late evening with friends. As he started toward home, Evie said, "Daddy! Look there are wishing stars in the sky!"
Chuck said, "Yes, Evie. There are."
Evie, "Can we make a wish?"
Chuck, "Of course."
It was quiet for a minute.
Chuck asked her, "What did you wish for, Evie?"
Evie, "I can't tell you, or it won't come true."
Chuck gave a chuckle, "Oh, okay."
About five minutes later Evie quietly asked, "Daddy?"
Chuck, "Yes, sweetheart?"
Evie asked with a sigh, "Why don't wishes ever work?"
Being the sweet dad that he is, Chuck answered with sympathy, "Wishes take time."
My heart frowned when I heard this story. (I was driving home from Houston when this happened, so Chuck had to tell me the story.) What a sweet, precious girl. I truly hope her wishes come true someday day. But I'm guessing that her wishes currently consist of her asking for something like a Barbie or a pizza and she is disappointed when her request doesn't just appear out of thin air. Bless her little heart.
** Forgot to mention that Evie was officially kicked out of swim lessons yesterday. Guess we'll try again next year.**