And That Was ThatThe day I turned five, I made a wish. I wanted to grow up faster. Afterwards, while we were eating the cake, I told my older sister what I had wished for. She was nine at the time. She looked at me gravely and said, "Charlotte, if you tell someone your wish, it won't come true."And That Was That5 years ago in Write Memoirs More Like This
"What?" I demanded. "Why not? That's a stupid rule."
She shrugged. "That's the rule."
"Well I don't want it to be the rule."
She smiled fondly and ruffled my hair. "Sometimes we can't change the rules we don't like. We just have to follow them and do the best we can."
And that was that.
The day I turned six, I made a wish. I still wanted to grow up faster. I was careful not to tell anyone what I'd wished for this time. But my wish still didn't come true.
"May, why didn't my wish come true?" I asked my sister as we were eating the cake later.
"Sometimes it takes time," she told me. "Wishes can be hard to grant, you know."
I frowned. "But what if I want my wish granted now?"
"You'll have to be patient."