The Summer Gift Fairy

It’s 8:56 a.m. and the Summer Gift Fairy has struck again.

She left a little prezzie for Z on the front step, this one in a purple-paisley-embossed box with a sparkly note attached, reading,

Dear Z,

Do you believe in fairies yet?

I hope you’re having a good summer!


The Summer Gift Fairy

P.S. I live in a tree!

Her last missive’s postscript revealed that she has blue and silver wings.

Every time she hits our doorstep, I get to watch Z’s excitement. Every time I say, “Oh, that prezzie could be for Maverick,” but every time Z shakes her head. She knows the prezzie’s for her. Her joy is my joy.

What’s striking to me is that each gift gifted by the Summer Gift Fairy can be used in some way. I’m not saying the Summer Gift Fairy’s all about work, and projects, and KEEPING AN ACTIVE ALMOST-FOUR-YEAR-OLD BUSY WHILE HER MOM SLOWLY LOSES HER MIND, but the possibility’s there. Today’s gift was three new shapes to be used with perler beads. If that isn’t quiet, busy work, I don’t know what is.

I love that Summer Gift Fairy.

I also love that she doesn’t have any pattern. Each day has the possibility of a gift, but Z isn’t expecting gifts. She’s just delighted when they happen to arrive.

Now if only the Summer Gift Fairy would gift me with some good sleep and quiet time.


  1. PB Rippey · June 13, 2012

    Good to know the Summer Fairy exists–I think she will be making a visit to our house in the space between preschool ending, cousins visiting/leaving, and summer camp starting. I love this darn blog. Go Fairies!

  2. Maggie · June 13, 2012

    That’s so sweet. I love fairies. 🙂

  3. Beth Hull · June 13, 2012

    PB & Maggie, the whole fairy situation is a win-win. I’m certain the fairy is having a blast putting little gifties together, and Z has a blast getting them! If you can round up fairies of your own (whether for a toddler or a small friend – or even yourself or an adult loved one), I highly recommend it!

  4. Vic · June 16, 2012

    so fun! and i’m so impressed that you are blogging on a regular basis & i am NOT! jeepers – you have motivated me, again. still need to meet that little man, when it’s not so much like hell outside! 🙂

    • Beth Hull · June 16, 2012

      Hmm…I wouldn’t say I’m blogging on a “regular” basis yet. But when the stars align and I can, I put up a post.

      Yes, we need to get together soon, or before we know it he’ll be going off to college. 🙂

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