04 June 2012

I believe in fairies

MissyMoo1 (5) believes that fairies are real. So do I. I believe in many fairies and I discover new ones all the time. Here are some examples of fairies which visit us:


Colouring-in pencil fairies

These fairies are sneaky and like playing tricks. They hide colouring-in pencils one at a time, when your child desperately needs that colour and no other colour will do. Don't even think of suggesting that the sun could be orange just this once when a fairy has taken a liking to yellow. No amount of searching can retrieve it. Tears are shed, feet are stomped, and we haven't even started talking about the child's reaction yet. Then, just when all hope seems lost and the child is persuaded to use a different colour (or try a different activity altogether), the fairy returns it ... to an obvious place, serously, right in front of your eyes.

There must be a whole family of the buggers in our house at the moment, because they've done away with a whole pencil case full of them! I can't find MissyMoo2's (2) pencil case anywhere and she needed her pencils this afternoon so that she would be amused while I helped out in MissyMoo1's (5) classroom.


Dirty laundry fairies

These fairies are hard workers. They ensure that no matter how much washing you do in any given day, there will always be something remaining needing to be washed. Their vocation in life is to ensure that your dirty washing basket is never empty. They also have a special talent which they apply to a household when a new baby is born. They can increase your washing exponentially. They did a great job here when MissyMoo3 (8 months) was born. Instead of increasing the washing of four people by an extra 25% to accommodate the fifth, the previous amount of washing was doubled. No joke. Those fairies are powerful.


Putting things in weird places fairies

You know the ones. They put the house keys in the fridge, the homework in the baby's room and your glasses on the bathroom basin even though you know for sure you took them off in the bedroom. I have a feeling that the colouring-in pencil fairies start off in this category and then specialise.


Spew fairies

Sorry for being gross, but a blog post on fairies wouldn't be complete without a mention of these. Hubby and I have named them: Leopold and Felicity. We'd met them before, but once we started having MissyMoos, we saw a lot less of them and thought that perhaps they'd forgotten us. As we'd moved house a couple of times, there was a hope that they may have lost the trail. Alas, that was not to be, and they occasionally attempt to befriend our children. We've been fairly good at keeping them away from the MissyMoos (touch wood), but they sometimes manage to sneak in there.


Do you believe in fairies?

17 comments:

  1. Love it Fran - I think the fairies gravitate towards houses with children who believe in them as we don't seem to have visits from them very often!
    Occaisionally we have a 'moving things from where they belong' fairy but that's all.
    I suspect we'll have a few visitors in the years to come though! ;-)

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    1. Watch out for them, Holly, they'll find you soon!

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  2. I ADORE fairies!!
    I once wrote a story for a friend's children called 'The Fairy in the Storm' as she was afraid of thunder & storms. It worked. I made it in a scrapbook complete with cut out pictures from decoupage paper.
    As to Miss E she is yet to find ALL of the fairies in my messy front garden but if she keeps looking I'm certain she'll find them. However they are tricky & sometimes their friends come for a visit. It's a good idea if she keeps looking. :))
    Sharon xxx

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    1. It sounds beautiful. Yes, Miss E still has a lot of looking to do in your garden!

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  3. I have a hiding things in the black hole fairy!! lol! great post!

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  4. The sock hiding fairy is at our house quite a lot. lol

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    1. Yes, ours too. I've found her hiding place though - it's under the washing machine!

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  5. hahaha! yes, i think I'll have to try the "the fairy did it" next time our colour of choice pencil goes a-wol!!! love it....such a great post and thanks for sharing xx

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  6. Yes, the dirty laundry fairies love a household with a new baby! Your post made me smile, thanks. Visiting from the PotM club.

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  7. Cool post. Made me laugh with recognition!

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  8. Love this post Francesca!

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  9. Great post! Now living in England, I can see where all those great fairies started :) Newest follower, XOLaura

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  10. Oh Fran, this is hysterical! I love your witty take on the reality of life with littlies. Those fairies inhabit Planet Baby as well ☺. Thanks for joining the POTMC. J x

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