Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Fairy Land

A fairy land

The other night, I was reading Hypatia a bedtime "story" of her favorite lift-the-flap book See Inside Fairy Land, and Carbon came to join us for a bit. He wistfully commented "I like fairies. I wish they were real", and then he wandered away.

By the time he went to bed an hour later, he had created this Fairy Land drawing and arranged it inside a box like this.

I do love their willful belief in fairies right now. They know that fairies don't exist, but they want to believe. I could make them one of those old X Files posters that said "I Want to Believe" and put a fairy on it instead of a UFO. Maybe because I come from the cynical Generation X that married skepticism with a longing for there to be something more, I smile when I see this blend in my children.

1 comment:

  1. It was really neat. It's fun to be able to spend a little bit of time with the kids doing a project. I don't get the chance often, and end up having to make a conscious effort to stop what I'm doing and work with them. I will be sad when they're too old to ask if I want to.