When I was little, my mom taught me that when you find a loose eyelash on someones face, you get to make a wish. First you pick it up on your finger tip, you make your wish, and then blow the eyelash away. I remember always being so excited to find one, so I thought I would carry on this tradition with my daughter.
The other night I was washing her face and I found an eyelash on her cheek. I said,”Look Kai, an eyelash. Now you have to make a wish before you blow it away. Make sure you wish for something.” She got really excited, then puffed up her cheeks and blew it away.
I said,”Did you make your wish?” and she nodded her head, her eyes glowing and a huge grin on her face.
Now do you think my little princess would settle for just one wish? Oh no, she wanted more. She said,”Mumma, I need more lashes.” I told her,”Well, you have to wait until we find another one”.
She started to look around feverishly. Then she happened to glance down towards the tub. She shouted,”Oh look, here’s one” as she picked up a small pube. I almost died laughing. I wanted to shout for her to put it down, but was in no mood to go through the explanation of why that lash was disgusting. Or the 100 questions that would follow. I just let her make her wish and then vowed to wash her hands thoroughly.
She still wasn’t satisfied. She said again,”Mumma, I want more”. She then jumped on my lap and before I knew it had latched onto both of my eyebrows. I screamed,”Let go!” and pulled her little lobster claws away, but not before she managed to rip out a couple of fingerfuls. I think she got at least five wishes from that move.
All I can say is that I hope one of her wishes was for Mommy to grow more lashes, because I’m pretty sure that I now have a bald spot on my left eyebrow.