So many parents have a set idea on how they want their children to grow up. They want them to have a certain profession or they want them to uphold some idea that is only rooted in an uneducated societal more. I know that my own father had expectations for me. When I did not follow his prescription he had a very difficult time reconciling his thinking with reality.
Wishful Family can be taken many ways. Perhaps it is about the boy who turns out to be gay. Or perhaps it is about the boy who never materializes. Maybe even it is about the boy who does not survive to adulthood. There are many possibilities. Perhaps even the wishful boy could be a wishful girl who does not meet expectations.