This past weekend I tried to explain New Year’s resolutions to Emilia.
“A resolution is something that you decide that you want to do in the upcoming year. You say it out loud or write it down, on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, so that everyone knows what your resolution is.”
“But you’re not supposed to tell other people your wishes.”
“It’s not a wish, really. It’s something that you want to do or have happen, and you make it happen for yourself.”
“So you don’t need stars or fairies?”
“No, you don’t need stars or fairies. You’re your own fairy.”
“Can you be someone else’s fairy?”