The Fairies! Injecting a big of magic into everyday life!

June 14, 2016
One of the most wonderful things about being a child is that anything is possible. Fairies exist, as do magical powers, giant flowers and mythical animals! Then there’s Santa and the Easter Bunny too!

Helping to keep that magic alive for as long as possible is something that I treasure. Our twins are four years old and firmly believe in all of the above. They believe that mummy and daddy have magical powers, and that they too also have these powers.

When we’re in the car and stop at a red traffic light, we do magic spells to change the light to green. Sometimes this can go on a bit depending on how long it takes for the light to change, and it also means that we have to keep an eye on the other traffic lights to get a rough idea of how much longer our spell has to go on for, but it’s all fun! The girls will copy what I do and it usually involves saying some magic words, waving our hands and moving them in a specific way and then sending the magic to the traffic light. Amazingly it works every time and the girls love it!

In addition to our magic powers, we have two little fairies who visit our house when the girls are either asleep or at nursery. The fairies get up to all sorts, but some of their usual activities include making the girls lunch so that’s it on the table ready for then they arrive home from nursery, and they also leave the girls presents now and again too, but only if they’ve been well behaved!

Previous presents have included a magazine each, cupcake making kit or perhaps a craft activity. I think the fairies will be upping their game soon and leaving the girls some more creative gifts such as treasure hunts!

The girls absolutely love the idea of the fairies and I think it’s so magical to see their faces light up when they discover what the fairies have been up to!

Do you do anything like this for your children? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!


  • BattleMum

    June 14, 2016 at 7:56 am

    We're not far off introducing a fairy to our little boy. I have two doors from the Irish Fairy Door Company and we are going to use at least one to help get him to give up his dummies. My sister has one and Sparkles, their fairy, leaves all sorts of treats and works with Elf in December to report back to Santa. I think things like fairies and elves are so important in nurturing children's imaginations and it never hurts to have one to help us parents along the way. I also like your idea with the traffic lights! Xx

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    June 15, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I remember when i was a kid, my dad would often tell me there was a person in the supermarket checkout actually scanning your stuff through. I genuinely believed there was someone inside and when i found out there wasn't anyone i was very disappointed x

  • Mudpie Fridays

    June 16, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    This is a wonderful idea! We have the normal elf on the shelf at Christmas but don't really do anything throughout the year although after reading this I think I may look to introduce something! My mum did me a treasure hunt once and I absolutely loved it and still remember it now! Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUk hope to see you again next week X

  • shoeboxfullofmemories

    June 21, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Love the idea of using spells to change the lights. Far better than using the chaos magic of cursing them instead!

    The cubs are coming up to the age where things are magic but we still have some time to cook up some fun things for them.


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