Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wishes Served Up Daily



Wishing is BIG business at our house.  I realized this yesterday when my daughter made it her mission to turn my frown upside down.  She came in with her bag of wishing tricks and a fairy wand determined that she was going to wish away my day of doldrums.

"All you need, Mama is Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust!" she exclaimed while laying out her wishing implements. (no kidding...She calls herself the Wish Fairy...)


Here are her assorted tools of the trade...


  
Mystical Wishing Tools


While she was working her magical mojo on me, I pondered all of the ways we get our wishing on at our house.  Turns out, we do a lot of wishing around here!


We wish on stars and birthday candles.  We toss coins in fountains at the mall to make wishes  (You're welcome, malls all over America for my enormous financial contributions over the years...)  We send our well wishes out in cards to celebrate special occasions like holidays and birthdays.

We blow on dandelions. We close our eyes and wish on necklace clasps that have found their way around to the front of our necks. We blow bubbles and know when they pop that our wish will be granted.  Heck, we even have a genie lamp!  

We wish on snowflakes (a rarity in Tucson!) We make a wish whenever we notice the clock reads 11:11.  And of course, we've been known to go a little nuts at Thanksgiving over the wishbone.


I've always wanted a wishing well.  This one will do nicely if I can convince Disney to send it my way...(I'll get Catherine aka Wish Fairy to work on that one pronto...)


Which brings me to my Wish List...Yep, I even have a special notebook that I keep all my wishes in.  (I'm such an organizing freak that I even catalog my wishes!)  I love going back through it to see what I've wished for over the years:)  

Here are two favorite wishing moments... 

Catherine on her 6th birthday wishing good things for her family...


Connor (at age 5) on the beach in Florida wishing for a bucket of LGM's (Little Green Men) from Toy Story on our trip to Disney World the next day...
(Teen Caveboy will deny that this is actually him because he wouldn't be caught dead blowing sand wishes on a beach...sorry dude! It was captured on film nine years ago for my eternal viewing pleasure and for your eternal embarrassment.  You're welcome!) 

While my little Wish Fairy was putting her final touches on her wish making for my immediate happiness, I asked her what she thought about wishes.  

"Wishes are prayers that look really pretty!  God loves to hear your wishes!"

And with that, I will leave you with words of wisdom from this wee sage...


You see, the most fantastic, magical things can happen, and it all starts with a wish!” ~ Jiminy Cricket


So tell me...
How do you get your wishing on?

Wishing you a lovely day!

45 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

That is so cute.

Kristina P. said...

I realized that my life is really lacking in the wish department!

Tracy said...

Soooo cute!
In our household... we wish on shooting stars, candles, cards, dandylions... all the usual. And for the extra needed wishes... good ol' fashioned prayer until I weep.

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Oh my gosh I loved this post! So sweet! LOVE the wishing bag. I want a little girl. Awwwww <3

Have a great day!

Randi Troxell said...

yea.. i don't think i wish enough either!!

btw- cat is soooo cute in that pic with the pink crown!!!

Kim said...

I think your daughter may have just provided me with a new tagline: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

I love that she has everything a wish fairy may need.

Apparently I don't wish enough. I typically only wish on my birthay candles, once a year. Oh, and that occasional shooting star. I need to work on getting my wish on.

P.S. for the record, I got warm fuzzes over that last one..."Wishes are prayers that look really pretty! God loves to hear your wishes!".

LT said...

Bless that sweet little girl's heart! I just love her saying "All you need, Mama is Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust!".
I don't thinke we have enough wishes in our house, maybe tonight I will teach the kids how to wish upon a star....

thebearandroo said...

I love this. What a wise little soul you have on your hands, Dawn. And what a kind heart she has, to come to you & want to know your wishes.

angie said...

It IS amazing how many things we wish on. My kids always wish on eyelashes.

I make wishes in my head at any old time. :)

Your fairy sounds like a MUST in every house.

Wanna send her over? :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Most of my best advice has come from cartoons, just don't listen to Road Runner ... hehe :). Just playing I think wishing gives us hope and something to look forward to!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Love it. She is wise beyond her years. My granddaughter calls dandelions "wish blossoms". We can all use more wishing in our lives. Tell her thanks for the smile today.

blueviolet said...

I'm wishing for lots of your pretty wishes to come true!

Becky the Design Lady said...

I can't remember the last time I made a wish... that's just not right!
Love love love this post.

And I love your new design. Absolutely gorgeous!

Whimsical Creations said...

How very cute!! Your wish fairy is adorable!

We wish on & for lots of things here. =D

The King and I said...

I love the wish fairy! How sweet! I think my main thing is that I hold my breath and lift my feet up over train tracks for a wish and I wish on 11:11.

Dapoppins said...

Your daughters wish definition is so stinking cute. What a great quote to save forever and ever.

Eve said...

Pretty prayers? I love that!! :D

Jingle said...

This is a really neat post! Thank you so much for sharing this!

kel said...

My daughter has a magical collection like that too!

Annie said...

I'm wishing that I wasn't feeling so down today. That my "new" haircut wasn't awful and that I didn't spend $90 on an awful haircut.

wishing wishing wishing

Six Feet Under Blog said...

I love her bag of wishes. Ive got to get my little girl one of these. :)

Angela Cooper said...

I think my wishes start off as daydreams and then it becomes a light bulb moment. Maybe I should write them down and that way I can look back and see which ones come true.

Kelly said...

May all your wishes come true. That is what I wish!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Awwww, how sweet she was trying to wish your doldrums away!

We do the same sort of wishing you do - along with wishing on an eyelash. :)

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momof3girls said...

I love to make wishes! but even more than making wishes I love to hear what my children wish for! We mainly wish while blowing out birthday candles, and on a falling star.

koralee said...

So cute...yes we do a lot of wishing in our home to now that I think about it. Oh what fun! Life is tooo short not to! xoxoxo

~jill said...

omgoodness....this made me smile....what an adorable post!

Robyn Jones said...

Great post! Thanks for giving me a smile today!!

Cheeseboy said...

I loved this post. In fact, I did one similar (but not as good) a while back about about how my first graders picked their favorite wishing method. They said the most effective way of wishing is the wishing time, which is apparently 11:11 AM.

Living in Taradise said...

That is so precious! I love it! I remember being little and being obsessed with wishing on everything; stars, the full moon, necklace clasps....everything. Maybe I need to go back and start making some more wishes!

Living in Taradise said...

When we wished on the moon we always said; "I see the moon and the moon sees me, God bless the moon and God bless me." then we would make our wish :) I still do that with my husband when I see a full moon!

The Urban Cowboy said...

Wow, your little wish fairy is not only a cutie, she is amazingly wise. I believe also God loves to hear our wishes. {hugs} out to your wish fairy!

Mammatalk said...

What a darling post. I gotta get started with this wishing stuff. I'm behind....

♥Georgie♥ said...

awww what a sweet post! my wishing goes on in my head at bedtime when i drift off to sleep i am always wishing for something...

The Blonde Duck said...

She's so precious. When I was little, the lady down the street had a wishing well and I always wanted to go visit it and make a wish!

Captain Dumbass said...

I think I need to work on the wish department, although, since I have three healthy boys I must be doing something right.

Grand Pooba said...

I have a wishbone necklace! I get double the wishes when the necklace clasp moves to the front of my neck ;o)

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

What a wonderful post! I want a wishing well too :)

XOXO
Jen

bluecottonmemory said...

I love it - "wishes are prayers that look pretty!" Perfect. My youngest son wished that when we build our house, his dad will have a superlide from the upstairs to the downstairs! LOL

I love all your kinds of wishes!

Misadventurous Mommy said...

Thanks for stopping by Misadventures it was great to see you over there!

What a great post! I gave up wishing on stuff, or by throwing things in stuff, or blowing things out the first time I saw a shooting star, made a wish and the damn thing didn't come true...I mean COME ON shooting stars are like the freaking Bentley of wish vessels and even that didn't work.

The Mrs. said...

Your blog looks so cute! I think I need to do more wishing!!!! Preacher says to turn worry into wonder!

Michelle said...

Awww that is so sweet. We wish on eyelashes and birthday cakes and necklace clasps in the front. I think I need to start incorporating a few of the others you mentioned, too!

What a sweetie!

Oh, and we always grew up knowing that if we told someone our wish, it wouldn't come true.

LadyStyx said...

Aww!

Jenners said...

Oh ... I just loved this. I love the idea of wishes being pretty prayers. Now that you mention it, we wish on quite a few things too!

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