Sunday, October 01, 2006

Value of A Penny


There was a water fountain outside the dimsum joint. Out of amusement, I gave Dylan, my 3 year old, a penny. "Here. Go and make a wish." I said.

He took the penny and looked at me like Christmas day. His eyes were dancing with glee. His smile: pure happiness. He took his time staring

at all the pennies at the bottom of the pool while grasping the possibilities of his own. He even closed his eyes momentarily before throwing the penny with resolve and abandon.

Later in the car, I asked what he wished for. He screamed "A dinosaur!!" and laughed maniacally.

These days, he scouts for pennies around the house. When he does, he would holler "I found a wish! I found a wish!!"