Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Magical Thinking

When I come downstairs on Saturday morning, my daughter greets me at the bottom of the stairs. She's a confection in pink today. She's dressed up in an outfit her aunt brought back from India, made from a pink, gauzy fabric, embroidered with flowers. She is also wearing her Disney tiara, and holding a sparkly wand.

"Mama, do you want a spell?" she asks.

Apparently, she's a good witch today.

"What kinds of spells do you have?" I ask.

"Well, since you had a stroke and a seizure, maybe something... to help you with that," she says. Her voice trails off. Before I can speak, she's off again to another part of the house, talking to her stuffed animals and her brother, waving her wand and casting more spells.

9 comments:

  1. You know like the stroke eliminator of Peter Levine;
    http://recoverfromstroke.blogspot.com/2008/12/dammit-jim-im-doctor.html

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  2. Love it. Kids really are magical. You must be "cured" by now....at least in your heart!

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    1. Except on days when she's a bad witch ;)

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  4. She is on to something! She is a delight, must be YOUR gene pool :)

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  5. Nothing wrong with magical thinking! Have her wave her wand in our direction when she gets a chance!!!!

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  6. Children aren't the only ones who do magical thinking. Consider the driver who slowly inches the car forward while waiting for the red light to change.

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