THE WISHING STAR: When Mama casually mentions the 'Star light, star bright' principle, Sister takes it to heart and wishes for a certain birthday gift and a better grade on her next math quiz. She gets both. However when the pony she wishes for doesn't materialize, Papa helps Sister understand that she really got her first two wishes all by herself - her special birthday gift because she'd been so helpful around the house and the better math mark because she studied really hard for the quiz. Bolstered by this, Sister makes her pony wish come true by making a deal with Farmer Ben to help him pick his peas in exchange for being allowed to spend time with his retired farm horse Princess. THE HOMEWORK HASSLE: Brother complains that he's given too much homework and that's why he has fallen so far behind at school. Papa blames it on his highly distractive study environment and until Brother gets caught up, there'll be no television, video games, loud music or chatting on the phone. When Brother decides to do a little homework every night, he finds it's much easier to stay on top of his workload.