Yesterday, my five year old came to me with a large plastic cup half-filled with water and a handful of pennies, and directed me to "throw the money in the money well" and my wish would come true. So I tossed in the coins and...
"What did you wish for, Mommy?"
"If I tell you, will my wish come true?"
"Oh, that's great, because I was just wishing your room would be clean!"
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Apparently this is an example of why the kids call me "Mommy no-fun" and my husband accuses me of being out to get them all with my "legal mumbo-jumbo."