I get these Waldrof inspired ideas in my head from time to time, as if we are living inside the page of a beautiful book featuring perfectly frolicking children in a sea of playsilks and fairy houses. But the real life excitement for such things waxs and wains. We spend a lot time outside and my kids have very little screen time and devices. We still have an active backyard mud pie kitchen.
Even wirh aging children I aspire to fill our days wirh with natural play, inspiration and create permission for everyone to act whatever age they wish.
When I told everyone we were going to a fairy house building festival I wasn’t sure how it would go over with everyone in my crowd.
In attempts to engage my whole clan, I filled baskets and bags full of creative fairy house making supplies that went beyond sticks and acorns. And I invited friends and included a bike ride to the Fairy House Festival that was being held at Ijams Nature Center. My 7-year old lived out my mom dream of riding a bike through the woods wearing fairy wings. Actually, I wore some too.