Just a quick note on this much-needed Friday. My kids just went back to school after being disastrously ill for most of the week. I was so happy to see the bus driver at pick up I could have kissed him. My house is in shambles and my fridge is almost empty. Just an overall crazy week.
My daughter is notorious for her messy room. You can barely open the door. She hoards everything she can get her hands on. She told me her goal in her adult life is to have an apartment to house all of her ‘stuff’ and her cats(at present time, we have no cats that I know of, but they could be buried under the treasures in her
You can imagine my shock and surprise when she came home with this note from the Desk Fairy. WTF is a Desk Fairy? Apparently, she does desk inspections to make sure everything is neat and tidy. One would think this would not be the note my child would get from the Desk Fairy; I could totally see DF doling an eviction notice to my kid. Visions of jacked up, tattered books and broken pencils climbing out of her desk filled my head.
Did my daughter steal this note from another kid? Did I get sucked into a portal and end up in a parallel universe? Nope. This note was hers and came with a shiny, new Mardi Gras style bead necklace. Awesome. More stuff for the hoard. Then, a brilliant idea came to me. If my kid could believe in the Desk Fairy and the Tooth Fairy, why not a Bedroom Fairy?
As we walked home from the bus, I began my speech.
“You know, K, there’s a Bedroom Fairy too. Ya know, one who makes sure you clean your room?”
“Mom, no there isn’t,” she said as she gave me her best ‘whatcha talking’ ’bout Willis”look. Not that she knows what the ‘whatcha talking’ ’bout Willis look is’. That’s a
lot little before her time. We will get there eventually.
“Yup. She makes sure you clean your room. Maybe she gives out prizes too.”
“No. She’s not real.” She sped up and raced into the house. I think that the Bedroom Fairy will be paying a visit soon. And re-decorating with some ‘caution’ tape.