Remember when you were younger and you played super heroes and dreamt of having super powers? I always thought it would be cool to be invisible, to be able to go wherever you wanted without anyone knowing and get up to all kinds of amazing adventures. Well, I recently realised that I have indeed morphed into a superhero – I am The Invisible Fairy.
The Invisible Fairy has many magical powers and abilities, yet you never notice her waving her magic wand.
- She gets up before everybody else in the house. Feeds the cat, empties the dishwasher, makes breakfast, cleans up and gets the children ready for school.
- She comes up with delicious healthy dinners, buys the ingredients and lovingly makes them for her (usually unappreciative) children.
- She removes dirty clothes, towels and bedlinen and replaces them with lovely fresh ones.
- She remembers what everybody’s favourite foods are and supplies them on a regular (and fairly rotated) basis.
- She is a whizz at cleaning up toys from the floor, replacing jigsaw pieces and sorting Lego into the correct boxes.
- She can magically produce and wrap amazing birthday presents at short notice.
- She updates reading diaries, orders hot dinners, answers party invitations (not her own of course), books dentist/doctor appointments and fills in an endless amount of school forms.
These are just examples of some of the things The Invisible Fairy does. The list goes on and on, her fairy dust is everywhere.
The special magic of The Invisible Fairy lies in her name, she is of course invisible. Nobody ever sees her doing any of her jobs; they happen, as if by magic, when no one is looking. Many nights The Invisible Fairy goes to bed tired, without having had a thank you or acknowledgement of her work all day. She works long hours and rarely takes time off.
Since becoming The Invisible Fairy (I’m not sure when the transformation occurred) I’ve realised that invisibility isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, I would definitely prefer to be noticed for the things I do. However, I’m grateful for my superpowers, they help me get through every day. I also take solace from the fact that I’m pretty sure there are other Invisible Fairies out there. Obviously I’ve never seen one but I’ve heard whispers about them on the playground and rumours about them at playgroup. If I ever catch a glimpse of one then I’ll be sure to give her a big smile, she deserves it.