Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Book of Wishes

Yesterday Adam told me tearfully that Caleb wouldn't let him play with his silly putty because he wanted to play with it.  I gently told him that the silly putty belonged to Caleb, and that maybe he would let Adam play with it when he was finished.  Adam threw his head back and wailed until he was red in the face, "I want to play with silly putty!"
When he was finished I told him that it is always a good idea to write down wishes and I asked him if he wanted to start a wish list.  He dried his tears and agreed, only he wanted a wish list with "lots of papers."  So we made a mini book of wishes.

The first wish we wrote inside was, of course, for silly putty but Adam thought of a few more to add.  When we were finished Caleb and Dallin wanted one so I made them one too.  They got excited thinking about wishes to write down.  I was surprised at some of them.  Not only did they wish for toys as I expected, but other wishes and goals.  Dallin's included fly on an airplane, go to Seaworld, and catch a fish.  Caleb's wish list had two items on it: fix his watch and no more homework.

I encouraged them to keep their wish books handy (Adam totes his around the house with him) to write down anything else they think of because it's always a good idea to write down your wishes.  They're so much fun to check off.

1 comment:

Alicia Dabney said...

You are an amazing mother, Anna! I loved hearing about the wish books.