Poor Wendy! We left her in peril for a whole week. I’m willing to wager a Mickey’s premium ice cream bar that you couldn’t stop reading after she was shot out of the sky! Luckily, she was saved by the “kiss” she had been given earlier by Peter. And the Lost Boys now have a little mother to take care of them. This role of mother is one Wendy takes on quite willingly. She had plenty of practice playing at being a mother back in London and of course she learned from her own mother. Wendy serves as their protector, encourager, affection giver, housekeeper, and storyteller. She makes quite a wonderful home for Peter and the Lost Boys under the ground.
Of course, what story could be worth reading without some adventure along the way? Wendy, Peter and the Lost Boys can’t stay in their cozy little house all the time. Adventures were a common occurrence in Neverland. Barrie seems to be deciding as he is writing what exciting tale to share with us, as there seemed to be ever so many. I love how Barrie invites the reader into the story by speaking directly to you. Didn’t he make you feel as if we were all sitting around the living room and he was telling the stories just for us? I was kind of leaning towards wanting to hear the story about Tinker Bell sending Wendy off to the main land on a giant leaf. Coin tosses being what they are, the lagoon adventure wins. Turns out to definitely be better than Tink dousing Wendy in the ocean!