English on the Internet - English Magazine


April 29, 2000

There is an old saying, "Be careful what you wish for because you may get it." That is the problem with wishing for something which is going to happen before the time has arrived.

A young mother wishes her babies out of nappies and bottles so she will no longer have to carry these items with her when she goes for a visit. The baby wishes to speak and tell mother what is hurting, that baby is hungry, wet, or wants to turn over or walk.

A mother can't wait for her child to start attending school so she can go to work without paying a baby sitter to care for the child. The child wants to be old enough to go to school to play with other toddlers. Learning is not important to the child but being in a school room with other children.

The mother fears her child's teenage years. She knows the hazards of puberty and being on the verge of being an adult. The teenager wishes to be sixteen so they can date and get their driver's license to drive their car around town and look important. They look forward to trying new discoveries and not all them are healthy. They experiment with drugs, alcohol, and sex. They believe life is made just for them to enjoy and can't wait to graduate.

The mother watches her baby become an adult and knows there is little she can do to protect the adult her baby has become from the trials of life. She looks forward to the day when she will be a grandmother then maybe she will have a baby to cuddle. The young adult dreams of a happy marriage, a good job, and of course a cute baby. The young adult dreams of all these and the freedom to be able to make all decisions concerning its life without parental interference.

Wishing, wishing, wishing, our life away. We never stop to enjoy each day of our life because we are too busy wishing for our future. We don't always obtain our dreams because we are such a hurry to grow up then after they have become Senior citizens they look back and regret wishing there life away.

If you are now wishing to be older then you aren't enjoying your life as much as you should. Take each day and make it the day you wish it to become. Don't wish away your youth or you middle age years because the day will come when you will regret not enjoying the age you are in and wish to go back to start life over again.

by Jane Custer - USA, has a BS in Communications and loves writing

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