Before you condemn me as an opponent to imagination and creative play, let me stop you in your indignant tracks. I’m all for fairies and am not about to banish them from my house, but I do fear that I opened my arms too widely when I invited the magical beings into our home. I should have laid down a few ground rules before just letting them take up residence willy-nilly.
Our resident fairy is called Twinkle Fairy Night and she arrived into our home ceremoniously via a fairy door from the Irish Fairy Door Company. I don’t think a small painted piece of wood has ever inspired such greatness before. I have gifted these doors to a few children and I hope each time a fairy found their forever home.
Life with a fairy can be wonderful, the conversations and games which come from this set up is beautiful. We discovered shortly after Twinkle moved in that her cousin, Tallulah Flower Belle, is the local tooth fairy! Letters to Santa can also be sent to the North Pole by fairy post.
All this fairy dust is intoxicating, but very quickly your new house-mate can give you a headache.
The fairy and humans can sign a lease agreement which was provided with the door, which is very sweet and entertaining. However, if you are taking on a magical lodger I would recommend you tag a few extra terms and conditions to the end of that bad boy. In my experience it is best to get some matters resolved in advance, and save you from magical mayhem. Nobody wants fairies running riot in their home.
I know it’s only April now, and Christmas is a long way away yet. But a word of warning – one regular fairy is enough to keep a family busy. Stand firm and resist the lure of Elf on the Shelf when December rolls around. Ben and Holly might show fairies and elves living in harmony but in my house it was a disaster. Take it from me. Nobody has time for that much magic.