With Easter just a few hops away, I can’t help but reflect on the magic that’s happened in my home. Fairies, magic bunnies, and more were a big part of raising my kids because I wanted them to embrace the power and gift of imagination, fun and spirit. Managing that magic was my favorite part. However…
I locked the Tooth Fairy in the dryer one day.
Purely accidental, ya’ll. My strawberry blonde had lost her tooth and was waiting for the traditional booty under the pillow. When morning came and she didn’t find it, she was devastated. What had she done to earn the dental dame’s ire? We ripped the bed apart, but there was nothing. Strawberry Blonde can make that lower lip tremble with the best of them, and it was a very rough morning for old ma. Finally, there was nothing to do but scoop up the bedsheets and toss them and some Cheer in the washing machine. When the cycle had finished, I put them in the dryer.
When the sheets had finished drying, I yanked them out and discovered a rather displeased note from the Tooth Fairy. I didn’t know she knew that kind of language. As it turns hout, she’d had a long night and had been in the midst of her transfer of tooth for coin, when SB woke up. She made a couple attempts to complete her duties when she was ruthlessly screwed up and twisted into sheets and thrust into a Maytag. She gallantly held her breath while being repeatedly swooshed, squashed,wrung and spun. As she tumbled, low/dry, she told me what I could do with my out of balance washer. She never came back after that.
Strawberry Blonde didn’t make any of the magic easier. The Easter Bunny has had his share of troubles at our address, too. Again, SB woke very early to sounds of jelly beans rocketing off walls and exploding off lamps all over the house. The Blonde never realized that the Easter Bunny had a real weight problem. The chaotic pounding as he made his escape had nothing in common with the happy patter of furry feet described in books. I wonder how the Strawberry Blonde will manage when it comes her turn to deal with the supernatural creatures of the good old USA.
Happy Easter all- I hope the magic stays with you as long as you need it!