Monday, April 14, 2008

Wishes and Dreams

Tonight I took the youngest of my three girls (11) off to dinner and Dancing With the Stars at Grandma and Grandpa's place. (Don't even ask my why I'm still watching this. I'm obviously a total glutton for punishment) Distracted a bit by the swirl of barely there costumes and truly traumatic music selections, I nearly missed a statement my youngest made during the numerous and unending commercials.

"Oh man, I would truly like to have one of those."

Wistful, yearning and nearly desperate came this plea, voiced just above a murmur.

What is it that could cause such desire in a young one's heart?

Was it this?Not on your life.

How 'bout this?
Uh-huh. Not even close.

Surely this?

Umm . . . actually that's my Heart's Desire. Right. Now.

Okay then. This has got to be it, right?

On any other day? Absolutely. Tonight? Nope.

This is what my dear one wished for tonight: I kid you not.

If ever I thought I understood and knew my daughters after nearly a quarter of a century of parenting, I was obviously deluded.

A tractor?!


Influencebad said...

OH MY GOD that is too funny!!!!! lol I was expecting a motorcycle or something!

Anonymous said...

Well she is just getting ready for the farm she intends to own. She is thinking ahead.

Love Mom

Storybook Woods said...

I am trying to write response but I am laughing to hard. Clarice

countrymouse said...

I thought surely the object of her desire would be Star Wars or LOTR related.

A tractor??????

What, with all the farmland you own that needs cultivating ; )