Oh My! Jack and I are still exhausted from yesterday’s party. It was a fabulous day, filled with happy surprises, but today both of us are bleary-eyed and bushed. Jack says that fairie dust can muddle you up and make you sleepy, and that’s exactly how I feel – muddled and ready for another nap.
“Don’t worry, Mummy. The forgetting will go away soon.”
“Will the bumblebees in my head also go away?”
“Silly, mummy. Of course, they will. Are they bothering you?”
“Not really. I’m starting to like the way they tickle when they dance.” I reached over to Jack and wiggled my fingers into the thick pile of his ruff and started to scratch. Jack tilted his head back and closed his eyes.
“Jack, will I be able to remember your special day, or will it fade away with the fairie dust?”
He put his head down and laughed,
“Mummy! That’s a silly question. Of course, you’ll be able to remember. When the fairie dust fades, it will all make sense. I promise.” he wiggled closer to me and said, “Until then, I think we should just cuddle and close our eyes.”
“Alright, Jack, that sounds perfect. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to process all the vivid party vignettes in my head into a narrative. Maybe the bees can help.
Marcus Ranum says
Bumblebees in the head is a great description for that feeling!
I love your and Jacks’ fairy stories! I can’t wait for the narratives of the party vignettes, properly de-dusted, and honeyed up by the bees!