Any morning spent with our grandchildren, any minute for that matter is golden. This particular morning spent with Lily was one I'll cherish. Let me set the stage for that particular day...
I grew up with my Mom reading stories and telling tales of fairies and elves, brownies, goblins and trolls. I was and am, in love with fairyland hook, line and sinker! One day while shopping in a Plow and Hearth store I found a set on sale of windows, door and a light to place on a tree to make an elfin home. I felt shivers down my spine as I envisioned where this delightful display would go. SOLD!
Our back patio was poured around an oak tree. I wish I could take credit for this lovely treat but it was there when we purchased the house...tree and patio were there, that is. It is a favorite place for the grandkids to play. We have a large porch sized swing, a glider and a small bench seat swing for many rides to the sky. A trampoline stands off to the side waiting to give happy jumps to strong legged children.
A few weeks ago Lily and her parents moved into their new home. The cable connection was delayed and it would have helped to have something to keep Lil' occupied during the unpacking. I have several, imagine that...Tinkerbell DVD's for the viewing pleasure of children of all ages. Lily had not yet seen these so I sent them off with her family to see if Tink could work some magic and keep Lily still for perhaps the length of at least one DVD screening.
I have heard from my son that Lily's Mom was intrigued with the movies. Lily watched them with some divided interest. I don't know how often she has viewed the DVD's but evidently enough for the ideas of fairies to have taken root in her imagination.
And now for the rest of the story...
Lily and her Dad came over a few Saturday mornings ago for a visit. It was a beautiful Autumn day so we went outside to play. First was a trampoline session with Aunt Elise...
After the trampoline session ended, Lily was off wandering and exploring around the backyard. Eureka! A door to the tree? 'Sush, who lives there'? 'Why, Lily that's where the fairies and the elves live'. Lily opened the door but only the tree was behind the door. She asked where the fairies were. I explained they are sleeping, they come out at night. Lily leaned over and in a very stern and loud voice with her face scrunched up to the tree shouted...'HEY...FAEWIES! WAKE UP IN THERE!"
No results...Lily would wander around the yard. She'd stop and play with Beignet...who knows all about Fairies...
Stare with amazement at the image on Holden made by the shadows off our garden globe...Perhaps more magic?
And then she would go back to the Fairy Tree, rearrange the windows and tried shouting to the fairies again, "HEY FAEWIES WAKE UP IN THERE!"
'C'MON FAEWIES WAKE UP!'
Perhaps one more time? Maybe knocking will wake them up?
No luck. Were' going to have to try this at night, Lily...when there is a ring around the full moon. That's when the fairies are having a Ball! We'll be sure to see them getting ready for the party. You'll see, Lily...just you wait!
And when that does happen, I'll be sure to share!