Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Bombs Bursting in Air

Sophie had a bad day yesterday.

I came home to her weeping on the couch. Her heart was broken. When I asked her what was wrong she sob-yelled, "Maddie LIED to me!"

Maddie is her six-year-old friend from down the street. Apparently she had been telling Sophie all summer long that she believed in fairies.
Sophie's life, the last few months anyway, has totally revolved around fairies and their secret lives. She has spent days constructing fairy kingdoms in the rose bushes.

She make beds, furniture, bridges.....everything - mostly out of rhodedendron leaves and red rose petals (oh, and scotch tape, but only when absolutely necessary).

Maddie had the audacity to tell her that she has just been saying that she believes in fairies so she can help Sophie with the fairy construction. She actually does not believe that the furniture (and general fairy infastructure) will ever be used by any fairy or fairy-like creature.

Ha!

What a maroon!

Over dinner and many sniffles I told Sophie the story of why the pilgrims came to America and what the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence was. And why it was.

Maddie, because she is an American, has the right to NOT believe in fairies.

Let's just say that Sophie is not embracing Democracy.

6 Comments:

At 1:19 AM, Blogger Ant said...

Democracy be damned - I'm with Sophie on this one...

I'm suspicious, is Maddie perhaps building a competing infrastructure, and is just trying to corner the market with these psychological games?

 
At 6:56 AM, Blogger Christine said...

Man, Maddie is so wrong. The fairies, they totally exist. And from what I've heard, they love them the northwest. Those beds and cots and chairs are getting put to good use.

 
At 7:59 AM, Blogger This Girl I Used to Know said...

Well, if she doesn't believe in them, she'll never get to see them... that's just how it works.

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger rennratt said...

This Girl is RIGHT.

If she doesn't believe in them, why would they bother to show themselves to her?

Ah, what do I know? My kid has an imaginary school teacher, an alien, and three sloppy, teenaged imaginary siblings living in her closet.

Tell Sophie she can come over here. Her faeries would be more than welcome here.

But only if she hunts down some sprites to bring with her.

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger Kingfisher said...

Oh. man. I am laughing my butt off. That is sooo cute, and sooo little girl. Sometimes I wish my daughter was 6 and not 13.

Tell Sophie that some grown-ups believe in fairies, too. And Santa Claus and star wishes and benevolent space robots.

I really needed this story today. Thank you, Sophie.

 
At 7:40 PM, Anonymous big brudda said...

I am certain that Rhiannon can provide backup and extensive documentation supporting the existence of said fairies. Have her give her cousin a call. Most upscale fairy dwellings have succumbed to frost on the ranch now, but snow fairies are not far behind.
Neither is snow. Termination dust all around out here sis.

 

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