This week we’ve been trying the new Petits Filous Magic Squares. When I say we, I do mean all of us. Both kiddies, being complete yoghurt monsters have loved them, you get 2 flavours in one pot which has been a big hit. They’re filled with fresh dairy products containing calcium and, vitamin D which helps absorb the calcium and build strong bones, it’s a treat I don’t mind them having. They are yummy! Mr C and I had to try them out, just to make sure that they were ok for the kids you understand. I may have taken them to eat at work!
Whilst we have been enjoying the magic squares, I’ve been busy spreading a little bit of magic around the house.
The munchkin has a little live pet. She was playing with the bird, I forget it’s name, and left it in the bathroom. I’ve no idea what it was doing in there, (this is not the most unusual thing I have found in the most unusual place in our house.) I moved it from the bathroom and popped it on the banister at the top of the stairs.
The munchkin found this most peculiar. How did her toy bird get from the bathroom to the banister? Now, I must point out here that I did tell her that I had moved it. I really did. That night at bedtime we were having a chat about what we’d both been up to that day:
‘Mummy, this bird is very mysterious.’
‘Why’s that?’ I asked.
‘Well it was in the bathroom and then it ended up on the stairs.’
‘I moved it there, munchkin.’
‘No mummy, I know, but then it moved again.’
‘Yes! It’s mysterious isn’t it? I think it might have flew by itself.’
‘Maybe it did, where is it now?’
‘It’s here, on this shelf’
Now, I don’t know what you would have done in this situation but that night I did what anyone with a child that believes her toys come to life at night should do. I moved it out of her room and back onto the banister.
In fact I’ve been moving it to a different place every night this week!
The munchkin is amazed. She is really convinced that her bird moves in the night when the fairies come to visit, each morning she comes to me excited, with the bird in her hand to tell me where it was found.
She has embraced the fact her little bird moves when she’s sleeping, she has come up with all different scenarios about what the bird could be up to. It’s spread into the rest of her play all week, she’s drawn pictures and even written about what’s been going on.
You may say I am a cruel mother making her believe something that isn’t real. I think it’s fun and so does she. Whether it be drinking a pretend cup of tea, calling her Anna or Elsa all day when she’s dressed up, paying complete attention to her when she’s telling us that her friend who is spiderman has given her special powers and now she’s Iron Man, writing notes from fairies or moving toy birds around. That’s how we mix up the magic. We embrace her imagination, all of it, all of the time and we keep the magic alive.
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