We had some guests move in with us last week.
They’ve set up camp in our rumpus room beside our piano.
They don’t make much fuss. In fact, we’ve not seen them at all. They come and go at night as they please leaving behind a fine trail of silvery dust which glistens in the light.
Miss Four tells me that fairies have moved into our house making our home their new home.
It was early last Sunday morning when she first discovered them. As she and her sister climbed into bed with us for some cuddles before breakfast, I pulled the two of them in close.
‘I have something to show you,’ I whispered excitedly.
I rolled out of bed, put my almost two-year-old on my hip, and took Miss Four’s hand in mine as I guided them into our rumpus room.
Miss Four could sense something magical was imminent. Her eyes still heavy with sleep, she looked at me quizzically as I pointed to a small purple door slightly bigger than my hand and asked her, ‘What’s that?’
I popped Miss Almost Two down on the floor and she and her sister approached the door with caution.
‘What is it, Mummy?’ Miss Four asked intrigued.
‘I’m not really sure,’ I told her.
‘It looks like a tiny door for fairies. I think fairies visited last night and liked our house so much that they decided to stay and live here with us.’
Well, Miss Four’s eyes nearly popped right out of her head. I haven’t seen her with that expression on her face since Santa visited last year leaving a trail of footprints behind.
Momentarily speechless, she turned on her heel, raced back into our bedroom and leapt onto the bed.
‘Daddy!’ she squealed her voice breaking in excitement.
‘Fair-wees (fairies), fair-wees have put a door in our house!’
She grabbed Dave by the hand and attempted to pull him up out of bed demanding he witness this wonder with his own eyes.
The next few minutes were filled with a certain type of hysteria. There was squealing, lots of squealing, jumping up and down and the start of many magical tales.
On that first day, we would have gone upstairs to the rumpus room about a million times just to ‘check on the door’.
‘It’s still there,’ I said to Miss Four for the one thousandth time.
‘I want to draw a big love heart on their door,’ she said dreamily.
‘I want to draw a big love heart and write them a letter so they know we think it is so really special that they choose-ded (chose) our house to live in and we don’t ever want them to leave.’
And so we wrote them a letter and placed it beside their garden (which they water at night while we’re asleep, so their mushrooms grow huge and colourful enough for them to play and dance under).
Strangely enough, the very next day the fairies left us a note!
This Magic Door has opened up the most beautiful and magical dialogue in our house.
‘There are five fairies who live with us. No elves. Just fairies,’ explains Miss Four.
‘They come out at night and sprinkle magical fairy dust everywhere.
‘They don’t come out at daytime because they’re scared of us. We’re so big and they’re just really tiny.
‘They are about this big,’ she finishes off matter-of-factly.
Her unwavering belief in fairies and magic has dumbfounded me. It is innocent and beautiful and I just wish we could all believe in fairies and magic forever!
Not long after I showed the girls the door, I emailed The Magic Door Store, who gave us the door. I was so grateful to them for choosing us to trial the door and for triggering some beautiful imaginative play.
And guess what?! The Magic Door Store is kindly letting me giveaway a magic door to one lucky reader.
All you need to do is put your creative hats on and tell me in the comments below or on my Facebook page where I link this post, the name of the Fairy of Elf that will be using your door.
This giveaway is now closed, however thanks to The Magic Door Store I can offer you 15% off your Magic Door purchases. Just head over to The Magic Door Store before 12 October and enter the discount code at checkout MWM.
Terms and conditions
– This giveaway is only open to Australian residents.
– Closing date for entries is 5pm Tuesday, 30 September.
– The winner will be contacted via email on Wednesday, 1 October.
– If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen.
– Entries will be judged on creativity and originality.
* Mummy, Wife, Me received a magic fair door, a fairy garden, and fairy dust for the purpose of this giveaway. No financial compensation was received. As always, all opinions are my own.
Linking up today with Jess for IBOT.