Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fairy Friends

When Addie was about 7 years old she had a fairy friend named Amara. Addie and Amara left notes for each other for almost a year until one day Amara disappeared....

Actually the whole thing began when Addie's friend Katy told her all about her "fairy" that would write to her every night!  Addie was enthralled and decided that she too wanted to write to a fairy - and she did so that very night.  What was a mom to do?!  Hence Amara was born and a correspondence began that lasted almost every night for months.  The problem was that "Amara" sometimes forgot to write Addie or sometimes "Amara" was too tired to take that teeny tiny pencil and write fancy words in teeny tiny letters!  "Amara" was not always the best fairy and had to keep making up excuses for her delinquency - like all those festivals she had to attend!  Anyway - the whole thing dwindled and finally came to an end much to "Amara's" relief. (To be perfectly honest it was a sweet exchange with my daughter that I treasure!)  I forgot to add that Isaac - not be left out - had a brief exchange with an elf named Nero.

 Anyway, the subject of the fairy experience came up this summer with Cate and Sarah Jane.  This time, Addie and Isaac took the lead and had a very short-lived exchange with the girls.  Cate's fairy was Clover and Sarah's fairy was Isis.  They wrote on and off for a few weeks but Addie and Isaac quickly learned - as I did - how consistency with this can be tricky!  They did write some pretty sweet notes though.  Like this one.
 Along with their nightly notes, they included tiny wrapped treats for the girls - treats that they brought from the festival.


Mint Cake (the inside of a mint Three Musketeers bar) and Sparkling Rubies (pop rocks).  They wrapped them up so cute - the girls were thrilled!!
At least each child now has a fairy friend to remember...

3 comments:

Kip said...
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Kip said...

What a sweet experience. It seems like your family does a lot of nice things for each other like this. I'm impressed, even if the activities aren't always consistent.

Rachel said...

This is absolutely charming. And it's the kind of thing they'll tell their own children about! Lovely.