Quite a while ago now, I started my "Wish a Day" project, and not long after, daunted by the daily requirement I had set myself, it was cast aside.
I'm now ready to pick it up again. No longer in a daily format, but trying to create something regularly until I reach 1000 cranes.
Today's wish: May your imagination always be ripe and may it always bring you joy.
Today's paper: Taken from a drawing that the little one and I did yesterday that inspired today's wish.
The little one and I sat down to do some drawing. With crayons in hand I decided to draw a story, one of the house we'd like to have one day. We (I) drew a house with a red door. I drew our little family. She gestured that daddy had to be wearing a hat, and she and I hairclips in our hair and then hats on top. We drew the pet dog we'd like to have and then she suggested a pet purple elephant as well, because every family needs a pet purple elephant of course. We drew trees and grass, a strawberry patch and flowers. And from the tree hung a swing.
The little one loved the swing and gestured that she was going to do something. I didn't quite understand until she promptly sat on the drawing where the swing was and pretended she was flying back and forth on it. With a little suggestion she picked the strawberries and they were declared delicious. She smelt the flowers and patted the dog and elephant.
We played with the drawing for quite a while and mummy was also given a number of goes on the swing while she pushed. The whole time I loved watching her interact with our little, simple illustration and the wonder and joy that it created in her active mind.
Cranes to date: 35
It's been quite a while, you can see the first cranes and five wishes here;