Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Door on the Tree

Julia was able to spend about an hour playing with the some little friends yesterday afternoon. While they were playing, the 3 girls found a tiny "door" on a tree yesterday. (It was really just a place where the pine bark had fallen away.) But the girls decided amongst themselves that a fairy must live behind the door. Yet no amount of knocking, pleading and leaving of tiny gifts would convince the fairy to come out. The girls decided that the fairy must be sleeping because everyone knows that fairies only come out at night. After all, when does the tooth fairy visit ...

A little more examination around the fairy tree proved that there was a small hole on the opposite side of the tree. Again there was a flurry of excitement as the girls decided this was the back door tunnel to the fairy's home. They used little sticks to dig and pry, and finally one of them ran to get a flashlight to use to see if they could catch a glimpse of the fairy. No such luck ...

Then as suddenly as it started, the magical time was over and the girls left the tree alone. And I was left wondering at the great and imaginative play session I just witnessed. I think that being 5 must mean you live in an age of wonder ... when even the simplest thing can become something mysterious and magical.

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