Monday, February 1, 2010

If Wishes Were Fishes...

the sea would be full.

Okay, I know I said I was going to post about "Gender Matters", and I will...this week. But I have to post on wishes because that is what is on my mind right now. And if I don't sit down and type it, then I will keep "writing" it in my head which will drive me batty. And we can't have that, can we?

I will admit, I had to look up the rest of this song. I know there is another one about wishes and horses, but this is the one that always comes to mind. Well, partially. I just couldn't remember the rest of it.

Our girls are "wishers". For child 2, the grass is ALWAYS greener on the other side. ALWAYS. She is always wishing for something more, something better, something different. When we go to the store, she is the one pointing to everything saying, "I need that, I need that..." (Not "want" but "need") Of course, when I tell her she can have all of those needs when she buys them with her own money, she isn't in as much of a hurry to get them. :) Then there is Child 3. I probably hear the words "I wish..." about a thousand times a day from her lips. Sometimes it is her way to ask for things she knows I will probably say no to...I think she is trying to "read my reaction". "I wish I could have some candy when I am done eating." "I wish we could watch a movie right now." Sometimes she is just talking out loud. "I wish I was the mom and you were the kid..." "I wish our house was down the street." And sometimes is just living in the land of wants. "I wish we could go to Disney World every school vacation." "I wish we had five cars..." I will admit there are days that I think I will scream if I hear "I wish..." one more time. Especially when I have worked hard to make a nice dinner and I hear, "I wish we could have whatever we want tonight..." Kind of feels like a slap in the face.

Of course, God has used my sweet little children to constantly teach me lessons about Him. And I am sure there have been MANY times He is sitting on His throne, looking down at me and the life I have, shaking his head when I utter the words, "I wish we had more money..." " I wish we could go on more trips..." and on and on. Might feel like a slap in the face to Him too!

That being said, I am going to have some fun with the "I wishes". If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right? Then I will have them out of my system and again go back to being content with the life I do have and thankful to the One who has given it to me... Feel free to comment and throw in your own "I wishes..." just for fun of course!

  • I wish spring would come. Now. I don't really care what a furry little groundhog sees or says tomorrow. I am DONE with winter and snow and ice. Done. I want above freezing temperatures and NO more school days!
  • I wish my children could all just get along. All of the time. Some of them do some of the time. But I want ALL of them to get along ALL of the time. Is that asking too much?
  • I wish my computer screen would come back in stock so it could be sent to me. I miss my computer.
  • I wish we could have another hour or two a day to accomplish all I need to accomplish.
  • I wish I could find a heavenly copy of the Manual for Raising Children that would detail everything I need to know about motherhood, down to the smallest detail.
  • I wish Mtn. Dew (the real stuff, not that "diet" stuff that is so lacking) had NO calories.
  • I wish that I could lose weight just based on my exercise routine.
  • I wish I could stay in a hot shower or bathtub for hours on end. I told Mark that the other day. I think there is nothing better than being immersed in warm water. Plus I cannot hear what is going on elsewhere in the house when the water is on.
  • I wish I had a Roomba. I have a feeling we will splurge on one before the end of the year. I cannot tell you what our kitchen/breakfast area looks like on a daily basis. It is a constant battle!
  • I wish there was no cancer.
  • I wish I had met Mark's dad.
  • I wish my grandfathers had met our youngest two.
  • I wish I could fix all of the hurts in the lives of friends and families.
  • I wish I could sing. Really sing. On key. I wish I had a voice that was music to the ears of others.
  • I wish I liked veggies more. I just don't. I will eat a lot of raw veggies now. But the smell of cooked green beans STILL turns my stomach!
  • I wish I could shield my kids from all of the hurts in the world.
  • I wish our house was just a tiny bit bigger.
  • I wish someone would come in and landscape our yard, making it pretty, functional, and an oasis...
  • I wish I could look tan. Even just a light brown would be nice!
  • I wish I were a few inches taller.
  • I wish Catfish Hole were open on Mondays. I always crave it on Mondays. Now my stomach is growling.
  • I wish we (my extended family) could spend some time together at the beach. That may be my dying wish one day. Though I hope not too soon.
  • I wish Mark and I could have a weekend away in New York City. I just don't want it to cost anything.
  • I wish we knew a little more about our daughter's birthmother.
  • I wish we would go ahead and re-adopt both kids so we could officially change the youngest's name. Instead, we took the kids to Disney World. (It isn't cheap to do either!)
  • I wish I would wake up tomorrow and all of the snow would be gone!
  • I wish I could have the room of my mini-van but look like I am driving my beloved Honda Accord.
  • I wish my sister (and her family) didn't live so far away.
  • I wish sugar/corn syrup were GOOD for you!
  • I wish I didn't have to go work out again. And again. And again.
  • I wish I never had to shave my legs. Not that I want to lose my legs. I just want to lose the hair on them.
  • I wish I had about three days of no interruptions to organize this house.
  • I wish I felt "caught up". I never feel caught up.
  • I wish my kids obeyed immediately, completely, and from the heart, the FIRST time I told them something.
  • I wish we had a kids' museum in our area. I wish someone would give me a really large grant to START a kids' museum in our area.
Okay, since my wishes are NOT coming true, I have to stop and go work out. Again. My time of peace and quiet is running short. I have my wishes out of my system. At least for a few minutes. What kinds of wishes do you have?



  1. The other part of the song (I didn't kow it was a song) is what my mom always said "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride."
    I wish I could meet all my internet friends and have a big POZ get together.
    About the re-adoption- can't you do a legal name change. That's what we did for Rudy - probably much cheaper than a readoption. I do need to apply for a new BC (our state allows us to get them without readoption) but it's just laziness on my part that I haven't!

  2. I wish I had gone ahead and had anohter baby when Case was about 1 year to a year and a half old. He desperately needs someone to play with.
    I wish our niece Alayna lived closer so we could see her more than once a year.
    I wish my mom could retire and come see us any time she wanted.
    I wish my little brother's daddy (my stepdad) hadnt died when he was 9---so much would have been different for my brother if his dad was still living.
    I wish the school day didnt start until 10am each morning.
    I wish we only had school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
    I wish the federal and state governments would come up with better and more valid and reliable testing and accountability models.
    I wish people were as loyal as they say they are.
    I wish people would do what they say they will do.
    I wish Clint would hurry up and finish his PhD---although I love MSU, I am so tired of writing them checks!!
    I wish I didnt think about work when I am home with my family and that I didnt think about my family when I am at work---and then feel guilty for it!
    I wish "thinking thin" actually worked!
    Ok, enough of my wishes.. I could go on and on! Thanks for making me think tonight!! Great post!

  3. I wish all of my grandchildren lived on my street, as in right next door. I wish I never had to make another phone call other than to people in my family. I wish backs, knees, ankles, etc. could be easily replaced as needed

  4. Lily soo pulled the 'I wish I had that' while in line at the store yesterday! She had never done that before. It made me stop b/c I had just read your post the day before!

    PS- you are right about pumpkin I am having a heck of a time finding it!

    PS2- I am with Kathy I wish we could all get together!

  5. I wish my stomach allowed me to eat ice cream without getting sick.
    I wish there was a machine that would clean the bathrooms for me all on its own.
    I wish I could go out on a date with my hubby without having to find a babysitter.
    I wish I wasn't a packrat.
    I wish I could find jeans that really fit.
    I wish I could manicure my nails and they would stay perfect forever.
    I wish my kids would stay little just a bit longer.
    I wish I didn't care so much about what others think of me.
    I wish I could see my extended family whenever I wanted.
    Oh the list could go on...

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