Jan 12, 2010

The Age of Nylon

It appears at nearly 3 Busy* has entered the Age of Nylon. Her love of all fabrics flamable seems to have come hand in hand with her love of fairies, princesses and all things tulle. She was given a whole load of fairy skirts and tulle, nylon, taffeta dresses, wings and wands and skirts a while ago.  They have laid dormant in the dress up box until now. The fairy gene has kicked in. Into overdrive.  This includes anything with fairies on it (like the friggin yoghurt placed at her eye level in most supermarkets thankyou very much) The most hideously hot and uncomfortable of fabrcis - nylon- closely followed by polyester- are, in her eyes, the greatest. The more gaudy, garish  and sequened the better. No natural fibres allowed. Why don't "they" make hemp fairy outfits??

This has all worked in perfectly really as I have marvelled at this Age of Nylon in my friends' daughters and noticed that it did kick in around age 3. I have some fairy things things planned for her birthday and she will be getting some wings and the like but at the moment its all about the fairies in the garden. Of course I love this and think its so sweet and she will spend ages (for her- 20 minutes) in the garden looking for evidence of fairies, for example seed pods are to quote her ' little baby baby baby fairy cups' and spider webs are little beds for fairies to sleep on. Squiggles on the gum trees are fairy messages ( although I think that's from Snugglepot and Cuddlepie so that one was probably mine) etc etc. It is very sweet.

She is asleep now and I just found this:


She is going to pretty happy when I show her!!
* NOT her real name!!!

12 comments:

  1. I can certainly relate to that. There is no fighting the Fairy (and its close cousin, the Princess). I don't know how or why it happens, maybe something in the water. And all that fairy \ princess yoghurt - so gross and exploitative. That's why I leave my children locked in the car when I go to the supermarket. (Not really). xoxo

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  2. What an awesome find! I have boys so there are lots of tigers and dinosaurs in our backyard :)

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  3. heheee, I like the above comment :p

    anyhoo, fairies are sparkly & those wings & tulle skirts are colourful & glittery & I can't really imagine a fairy being able to take off with hemp wings.

    it's just what happens & I have a little boy who does what his sister does whish is hilarious! ever seen a fairy with a power tool.

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  4. ...the comment about the supermarket..someone beat me to 2nd place.

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  5. Oh my little boy loves his fairy wings and the tutu is on the floor by my feet now! Favourite colours still pink and purple. Mind you equally blitzed by cars, digging and sticks so I guess that makes an even balance. We found fairy fluff out in the bush near our place - which was down from some lovely bird making a nest - so beautiful!

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  6. My littlest princess turns 3 in August and is more into princess's than fairies atm... but maybe thats due to miss 10's influence?

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  7. Oh I can only imagine her pure delight when she sees that lovely wing - or will she be sad and worried about the fairy that lost it?
    So much enchantment to be found... lovely lovely lovely!

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  8. Oh, synthetic fibres, ewwww, but they are so great for costumes!! My guys had fabulous witch & axe murderer ensembles for Halloween & of course, it was a 40C night in Canberra for their Halloween party & they were all dripping in sweat under their black nylon. I have some old fairy costumes from my 3 girls if you want them, happy to send them to a good fairy loving home. Love Posie

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  9. Can you leave it on her pillow and tell her the fairy left it for her so she can be an apprentice fairy and for all her good fairy acts. So sweet

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  10. There is just something about 3 year olds... Both my niece and my nephew caught the fairy bug around their third birthdays. Dress her up in cotton / hemp little dresses with flower shaped hats - leave the synthetics for the wings only. Embellished & tie-died singlets also go a long way towards keeping little fairies stylish & cool :)

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  11. Synthetics make me nostalgic for my 70s/80s childhood! Fairies are wonderful! It is funny how those genes work! I swore not to get my little boy into trucks or cars. Didn't work! He is truck/tractor mad! At least I have managed to tone down Thomas the Tank ...... he calls him "the blue train with a face".

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  12. How precious...I know this time of all things pretty pink and fairy floss is coming to our family soon, so thanks for the words of preparation!
    I just know I have seen some floaty (cotton muslin), fairy skirts somewhere, I just need to work out where!?? and quick!

    That lacy 'faerie' wing, what a great find! How exciting that would be for 'Busy'.

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