Most kids are deathly afraid of needles........ but not my fearsome little band of mini-Infidels!
See, they've discovered the potent wishing power packed inside every single rusty-orange pine needle blade.
Lately, the Infidel Estate has felt more like the series of unfortunate events epicenter than a house full of mirth.
Everyone needs a little tangible piece of hope to hold in their hands once in awhile.
So, unlike a traditional turkey wishbone that only two people can squabble over, the amazing, astounding, stupefying pine needle offers a chance at Lady Luck for three, yes count em, THREE wish-filled individuals!
It's like a Wish Variety Pack and honestly who can afford to cook a turkey everyday just to fulfill your average daily wish requirements?
I'm sure you're saying, "But Smiling Infidel, isn't that a little weird to have your children tugging on dead, discarded pine needles and making wishes?"
And to you I say, "Yes. Yes, it is."
With the bad mojo smacking us around lately I'm honestly afraid to wish on a star lest it turn out to actually be a fiery comet blazing a path straight towards our house.
Ditto for throwing money we don't have into a wishing well because we're tempting the Universe to push one of us in.
So I overheard the Infidel girls using the pine needle wish system the other day.
Three of them gathered around and took a separate pine needle blade into their hands and counted down 1....2.....3......and then they pulled.
The oldest Infidel daughter, Sunbum scored the largest piece complete with the crusty little scab top that holds all the strands together.
When I heard them comparing notes on what exactly each one wished for, unexpected tears sprang forth from my eyes and started cascading uncontrollably down my face.
Second Oldest Daughter, Monkey Wished For:
Someone To Call My Daddy And Give Him A Job Because He's Smart And Worked Really Hard In School.
Third Oldest Infidel Daughter, Caterpillar Wished For:
A Vehicle Big Enough To Carry Around Our Entire Family So We Can Go Places Together.
Sunbum Wished For:
Whatever My Mom Wishes For To Come True
After long months of constant interviews and empty callback promises, Papi interviewed with the CFO and the Controller of a company on Friday morning and by Friday afternoon they offered him the job.
Sunbum is a little obsessive-compulsive about her teeth. The first words out of her mouth was, "I can't wait to go to the Dentist again!"
I think Sunbum wants to represent Texas in The Miss Teen Dental Hygiene Pageant.
Of course we don't advocate pine needle wishing in place of good old-fashioned prayer but for people like us who don't have the excitement that comes from playing the Lottery or betting at the Horse Track, it's a nice diversion.
If you believe in the power of magical pine needles I'll be more than happy to bag some up and send them your way....... for a modest fee, of course.
*THANK YOU to all the people who have continuously prayed for us. We have kind of this weird pride thing where we just can't/won't ask anyone for help. Carrot Jello has faithfully put our name on the Temple Prayer roll every single week for months now. Nancy Face and her family couldn't have possibly known about our needs from anyone other than Heavenly Father. Thanks to their family's generosity we were able to buy the things our girls needed to go to Girl's Camp this week. With all these blessings, how can I be anything but completely humbled and absolutely grateful?*