Zoe doesn't go to the same day camp as her sisters, she's pretty much back in Mother's Day Out for the summer, and she has to be picked up at 2:30pm. On one hand, it's a bummer because I was really looking forward to having a little free time two days a week. But on the other hand, I get to spend a little one-on-one time with her.
She never wants to just go chill out at home, so we go get ice cream sometimes, or wander the bookstore, or go to the playground. Today, we were trying to decide where to go and passed the Lakewood fountain so she asked if we could go to the playground by the fountain. Sure thing.
We parked and walked down there, only to discover the playground equipment had been removed. I wasn't all that shocked... it was looking pretty shabby the last time we had been there. But Zoe was bummed. We wandered around a little bit, looked at the fountain, and then decided to leave.
On the way back to the van, Zoe found a purple foil star on the ground. Purple is her favorite color, so she thought it was so cool. She picked it up, and then saw another star and then another... there was a little trail of them leading to the playground area. So she followed it, picking up the tiny stars as she went.
We went down into the tire chips looking for more stars, and then Zoe gasped and took off to the far side of the playground. This is what she found...
A huge pile of tiny purple foil stars.
Of course, I knew it was just a package of star glitter that someone had dumped out, but Zoe was just amazed and couldn't figure out where all the stars could have come from. She asked me, and not wanting to ruin the magic of it for her, I told her I didn't know. She looked at me and said "I bet it was fairies!"
Oh, how I wish she didn't have to grow up!