>Yesterday’s story was ‘Three Wishes’.
There was this old man and his wife sitting around the fire one cold evening talking about how life was tough and how they wished a fairy would appear and grant them some wishes. And lo, there appeared a fairy and told them, “Well, I’ll grant you three wishes and not one more nor one less. Be careful what you wish for, for you won’t get it back again. The story goes on as usual about how they wasted the wishes on something silly etc. etc.
After the session is over,
“Georgie, if you had three wishes what would you wish for?”
Pat came the reply, “Money” (omg, have we created a monster? ok, leave it for now, will come back to it later)
“The second one?”
“I want to be a Power Ranger”
“I want to be Aaron Stone*“
Thank God, he is still a 7 year old boy at heart.
Now back to the first question, “Why would you wish for money, don’t you want to study well?”
“If I have money, can’t I study well?”
“It does not work out that way. If you have money and not educated and wise(he is too young to know that the two need not necessarily go hand in hand. anyway..), money will be of no use. See, your achachan and amma studied well and that’s how we got good jobs and we have money now.”
“But whenever I ask for certain things, you say we don’t have money for that. That’s why I wished for money”
(*for those of you who don’t have kids, Aaron Stone is an action series aired on Jetix. It is about a teenaged boy who takes up the role of his favorite video game character to protect his family)