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.


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 Stan D. 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  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

September 9, 2009 at 10:40 PM  

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