Local seven-year old Billy McFadden took his parents by surprise this week when he reportedly showed them a Christmas wish list that was oddly introspective.
“Last year, he wanted a mini trampoline,” said his father Calvin. “This year, the first thing on his list was ‘patience.’ I usually spend hours shopping for exactly the right gift, but I have to say, I don’t even know where to start with this one.”
“Usually we do a good job making the kids happy if their wishes aren’t the easiest," added his mother Pauline. “One year his sister wanted ‘unlimited cheesecake’ and we filled the freezer with cheesecake and she was satisfied. But Billy has been so contemplative this year and it’s really got me stumped. I mean, what am I supposed to do with wishes for ‘a renewed sense of wonder in the world’ and ‘the strength to stand up for what’s right’?”
At press time, when asked for his comment on what he wanted most this year, Billy said “Concision” and refused further questioning.