Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Tinkerbell Miracle

Pulling into the house last night, we found a curious object on our doorstep: a toddler-sized purple chair with lavender flowers on the seat.

This was no ordinary purple chair. It was a Tinkerbell chair - a twin to the most disputed of all seats in our household, matching down to the last detail, including the missing chair back (well - someone had constructed a replacement seat back out of cardboard and cloth for this one).

Now we had not one Tinkerbell chair but two.

Henry immediately tried it out: a perfect fit, like that plastic and metal seat was made for his behind. Naomi's face relaxed into a smile. She no longer would have to share her favorite chair.

Even better: There were no fights this morning over who got to sit in the Tinkerbell chair.

When we found this magical seat, there was no tag or note attached. Clearly it came right from Pixie Hollow itself. Thank you to the fairies who brought it here.

Note: (See previous blog entry for any questions about why I'm talking about a Tinkerbell chair).


  1. I'm betting there were several Howard County fairies out seeking that chair, after your last post. Glad it found its way to your wee ones!

  2. You truly have guardian angels. This makes me so happy!!!

  3. That is awesome! What a nice gesture.

  4. I've got to agree with the other girls - so glad people are looking out for you (not that I'm surprised) You are deserving of this second purple chair, and dozens more for all the neighborhood children. I'm glad Henry's behind fit the chair like a glove.

  5. Very exciting! A gift from Pixie Hollow (by way of some amazing friend in MD). So happy to hear that the Great Tinkerbell Chair Wars were averted before too much bloodshed!

  6. this post made me a little teary. bless that tinkerbell fairy!

  7. You are such a good writer. How are you doing? I'm not sure how to reach you, other than by leaving a comment, but I would love to contact and communicate with you. Particularly about the magic quilt. I am writing up all the stories for publication and I am wondering if you could write a little blurb about your experience with the quilt.

    Please let me know.

    Thank you.


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