There once was a King named Midas. He was infatuated with Gold, it was always on his mind. Most times he would be so caught up in his mind that he would forget about his daughter, Marygold.
Midas was in his room admiring his treasure when he saw a stranger appear. The stranger was mystical and told Midas to make a wish. Midas thought hard, although every thought seemed to be about gold. Then suddenly he came upon his wish, to have the golden touch.
The next morning, he woke up anxious to see if the wish came true, so he got out of bed and began to touch stuff in his room. At first nothing was turning gold, but then the sun shined through the window and a glistening yellow color filled the room. The wish worked and he now had the golden touch.
He was so happy that he went to eat breakfast with Marygold. The breakfast was a meal for a King, it was very big and looked delicious, there was a problem though. The golden touch wouldn't let him eat or drink because everything turned to gold. Marygold came in crying, so Midas bent down to give her a kiss on the cheek, when she became frozen in gold.
Midas didn't want the golden touch anymore because it was ruining everything. Then the stranger appeared again and asked if he was satisfied. Midas shook his head no, still crying. The stranger told him to go to the river near his garden and cleanse himself of the golden touch. Midas did so and the spell was gone.
Midas went back to the house and saw that the gold on Marygold was fading away and the only gold left was her golden hair. He learned from this mistake and began to cherish every moment with his daughter and even his grandkids. He would tell this story to his grandkids over and over again, hoping they don't make the same mistake.