Monday, 18 April 2011

The Girl


Tonight, I said, as I tucked her in, I don’t want you staying up late.

“But Papa, I stay up late because I become a fairy at midnight, and join my fairy-kind,” she said. “I worry that, if I fall asleep too early, my fairy-self will fade away forever.”

That might happen a bit as you get older, I said. But some people can hang onto it.

2 comments:

Padded Cell Princess said...

I LOVE this! I would often dream of fairy worlds and stories when I was a child and I hope and pray that my children have that same type of wonder and imagination. Your little girl has a beautiful spirit.

Joan said...

This is also what she told our boy. He was enthralled (and that's part of why they stayed up so late that night!)