The little sister convinced her older brother to build a fairy house. He didn't argue. For once. She really will remember their teamwork forever and he probably doesn't even know it now. They gathered sticks. She finally found the right piece of ground to make them stand in. Even though we have had an inch or so of rain, our ground is still so hard from being starved of moisture for so long. They hammered the sticks with a Nerf baseball bat and croquet stick. They gathered yellow dandelions. They worked for close to an hour. Priceless. #MyMommyMoments for sure.
I realized later that the idea of the fairy house came from a book my little Kindergartner and I had picked up at the book fair. Pinkalicious Fairy House. Thankfully she forgot the part where they spent the night outside waiting for the fairies. Reading really does spark the imagination. What a reward it was to realize that the pages of a book came to life this weekend in Grandma's backyard for a little girl and her brother.