The Unbearable Banishment: The magic necklace

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The magic necklace

7-Year Old Daughter was wearing a leather necklace that I hadn't seen before so I asked her if it was new. She said she it was and that, “It’s a magic necklace.”


“Is that so? And what makes it magical?”

“Well, whenever I see one of my friends in trouble, or if I see two adults fighting, I take it in my hands [cups the pendant] and I whisper [she whispers] Please help my friend. And then, everything is better and everyone is happy again.”

Honestly, I thought she was going to tell me that she uses it to make a new pair of shoes appear out of thin air. What a cynic! I promise to make a concerted effort to not foist my neurosis on her or her little sister.

7 Comments:

Blogger Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

Be a love. Ask her where she got hers from please. Mine's caput.

September 9, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger mapstew said...

See, kids still know about the magic. We forget how to use it as we get older and more cynical!

Thanks for dropping by.

:¬)

September 9, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

That is very sweet, what a nice child you've got there!

But don't worry, it's our job to be cynical and our kids' job to remind us not to be.

September 9, 2009 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

Jo: You don't suppose that thing really works? Do you?

Map: Welcome! I'm just an old shithead and don't want to ruin their sunny dispositions.

Leah: She's got her work cut out for her, poor thing. I'm almost a gonner as is.

September 9, 2009 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Tim Hall said...

I'm going to buy her a l'il
cellphone to hang on that necklace that she can pray to instead.

September 9, 2009 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Ellie said...

I thought Tim was about to say, "so then she can call the cops".

I'm w/ you. Cynical about those types of things. Nice while it lasts for them.

September 9, 2009 at 4:01 PM  
OpenID daisyfae said...

almost as much magic as a cell phone jammer (sigh)

September 9, 2009 at 10:40 PM  

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