Meet my very own very fairy farm princess. She sparkles on a daily basis with her fashion choices. I often ask, “What are you wearing?!” She usually responds, “Sparkles, Mom. Can’t you see?”
Oh, Sweet Pea . . . I can see the sparkles and as your mom I see them on the inside too.
Nattie flits through her day with lilting music in her head or blaring from her karaoke machine. She loves to sing and dance and a shopping trip gets her screaming like an American Idol contestant with a golden ticket.
In spite of the sparkles and pink wardrobe and obsession with the fantastical world of Pixie Hollow, Nattie is a farmgirl. If she wants she can talk shop with her dad and brother, and often tracks in more dirt than they do combined. She will dutifully set up her horse farm on one half of the toy room and buy grain and hay from her brother’s farm. She loves animals and is doing her best to convince her dad a unicorn would fit perfectly in a stall in the barn.
What I love about my fairy farm princess is that she reminds me daily to not sweat the small stuff, because the small stuff does not bug her in the least. She is unphased by my repeated orders to clean her room. She told me once that super-girls do not clean their rooms. They have more “importanter” things to do.
She takes hours to finish a simple writing assignment and what would send her brother over the edge – being told he needs to erase and start over – she does with a giggle and begins again.
One of her favorite books is The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton. It’s pink and sparkles with real glitter and life lessons like this one, “I say you can be whatever you want to be. You just have to let your SPARKLE out!”
Sweet Pea, you’ve got that down to a science.
Read more 30 Day blogs starting with My Generation. And follow more of my 30 Days of the Not So Glamorous Life of this Farm Wife:
- 30 Days of the Not So Glamorous Life of this Farm Wife
- Day 1: Hunger Games. Hungry Planet.
- Day 2: Chili, Children, & Checkers
- Day 3: My Very Fairy Farm Princess
- Day 4
- Day 5