Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Going on a Fairy Hunt

I made a rookie mom move the other day when I mentioned to Em that when the sun starts to come out (as in, spring/summer), we'll be sure to explore our backyard for signs of fairies. The kid has no concept of time, so every five minutes since then it's been, "Mom! Is the sun out? Is the sun out? Is the sun out?"

Yesterday our weather was extra weird. I awoke to a snow-covered street, which then melted as the rain came down. It snowed some more, rained a bit, cleared up to blue skies, and then started raining again. When the sun came out, I finally assured Em that yes, we could go in the backyard to find some fairies. By the time we got our shoes and jackets on, the rain started falling again.

We finally got a big enough sunshine break to actually go outside. Last week I began my collection of terrarium-themed miniatures to sprinkle in our backyard, which as I've mentioned here before, is comprised of mossy-stepped levels and foliage. I bought some mini toadstools, and popped a few on some moss outside. My plan was to hint that they were signs of fairies living in our backyard.

Going on a fairy hunt
Mommy! Where are the fairies?

Going on a fairy hunt
Hey, Em! Look at the mushrooms! I bet the fairies were here! 

Oh, yeah, Mom.

Going on a fairy hunt
Those sure are mushrooms.

Going on a fairy hunt
Now let's go find FAIRIES! 

Uh, sweetie. The fairies might not actually be here today. They may have just left those mushrooms behind for you. 
Going on a fairy hunt
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Going on a fairy hunt
Let's find FAIRIES, Mom! 

Obviously I need to beef up my "fairy evidence" collection a little more, and soon! She's calling my bluff.

4 comments:

  1. you should get a fairy door! i seriously want to get one when i have a backyard even if i don't have kids yet, haha. they're so cute.

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  2. B told me today that leprechauns live under mushrooms, and they will be your best friend and they're magic and they'll show you the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow if there's a rainbow. See, double occupancy mushrooms.

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  3. Stacey1:17 PM

    The sun will come I promise!

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  4. she is so grown up now. and love that you have a yard!

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