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Fairies make bubbles?

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Hank:  Mommy, the fairies made me a bubble island in my bath

Me: Fairies make bubbles?

Hank: Yes, they make bubbles and bottles and houses.

Me:  Good to know.

Hank:  Fairies are magic and they have wands and they wave then and go Tah-rrrring Tah-rrring.  Like that.

Me:  Fairies are magic, but you are magic too, because you have your imagination.

Hank:  And I can make a wand

Me:  And you can make the sound

Hank: (with feeling and splashing willy-nilly) Tah-rrrring! Tah-rrrrring!

Me: See…

Hank:  Magic!

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Broken Hearts

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Hank: Mama tell me about bruxas.

Me:  Bruxa is the Portuguese word for witch

Hank: And witches have wands and big noses and are mean.

Me:  Some witches are mean and some witches are nice.  Just like people.

Hank: Why?

Me: A mean person most often was nice and something happened to break their heart.  Then because a broken heart is a very hard wound to heal some times the person never gets better and they become mean.

Hank:  You have had a broken heart?

Me: Yes, twice.

Hank:  Thank you for getting better, Mommy.  I love you.

Me:  Oh you’re welcome, baby.  The best things in life take a lot of work, but are worth every minute.

Hank: Ok.

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Congested Eucalyptus Bath Conversation

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Hank: You know?  Fairies come in your house when you’re gone.

Me: And what do they do in my house?

Hank:  They clean.

Me: They do?

Hank: yup.

Me: But if fairies come into my house and clean when we are away why do you and I and papa have to clean so much?

Hank:  Um… Because fairies are so small, so small, you can’t see their cleaning.

Me:  Oh!  And just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

Hank:  That’s right.  Like gerbs.

Me: Gerbs? (pause) Wait, do you mean germs?

Hank:  Yes. Germs.  I have germs in my mouth because I am sick.  Did I lose my germs yet, mama?

Me: You’re still a bit germmie.

Hank: Ok.  OH! And fairies play music, but only on Sundays.  No Domingo (on Sunday).

Me:  I better mark my calendar.

Hank:  (flopping down up to his ears in the bath) Yes, because fairies are magicians.

Me:  That they are, but I think you mean musicians.  A musician is a person who plays music.  A magician is a person who is magical.  So fairies are magical musicians?

Hank:  On Sundays.

Me: On Sundays.