Last week, I attended back-to-school night in my daughter's classroom and had the opportunity to peruse some of the projects the children have completed this school year. In one corner of the classroom was a wall covered in kites that the children had colored. I went to take a closer look at their artwork and realized each student was also asked to write their "wishes" along the tail of their kite. Rather than a litany of requests for the latest video game gadgets, the kids' responses were quite thoughtful (and adorable). These were a few of my favorites:
"I wish I was the nicest kid in the world."
"I wish I was rich so I could help poor people more."
"I wish Obama could be the President forever."
"I wish Peter Pan was real so he could take me to Neverland."
(imagine who wrote this one)