Our typical Monday morning of cleaning and laundry took a serious twist at 9:00 a.m. when my nieces Lauren and Olivia came biking up our drive way… giggling! They just “happened” to be biking past when they “noticed” (wink, wink) a strange flyer taped to the telephone pole outside our house. They couldn’t stop giggling trying to explain what it was and urging me to see for myself!
Here is what I found:
We quickly rounded up my 7 year old daughter, Iris, who is OBSESSED with unicorns and believes in them beyond a shadow of a doubt, to show her the sign. The moment should have been captured on video because words cannot describe the excitement that poured out of her little body! I thought she might be angry that someone who actually owned a unicorn could be so irresponsible to actually lose it but instead her reaction was, “It’s MY unicorn! I know it is! They just renamed her Vanilla!
This past winter, Iris found hoof prints in the snow that were clearly unicorn tracks. She claimed this unicorn as hers and named her Uni. She spent several months calling for Uni everyday…several times a day!
My nieces spent the next few hours helping my son and daughter look for the unicorn. Thankfully, they found her alive and well. She was invisible but Iris felt her mane swish across her arm. It was the most exciting thing that has ever happened to her in her life! The kids managed to tie her to a tree in the backyard and Lauren devised a recipe of magical food to feed the unicorn (grass, yellow flower petals, sand and a little hocus pocus).
Lauren had to run home quick after this (wink, wink) and Iris made a call to the police department on Olivia’s cellphone. The police said that Iris could keep the unicorn (I guess that’s what you get for being a negligent unicorn owner)! As Iris relayed this information to me I was quite sure there was never a moment in her life that she could have been happier!
After all their hard work I gave my “unicorn crew” some food. Finding unicorns builds up your appetite!
We rounded out the day with a rainbow art project/science experiment! As I’m sure you know, rainbows and unicorns go hand in hand.
I’m happy to announce Iris has been diligently feeding her unicorn several times a day (unicorns sure eat a lot as it “magically” keeps disappearing) and following our orders of cleaning up all of the rainbow poop in the yard!
Our mundane Monday turned into the BIGGEST TREAT thanks to my nieces who just “happened” to be biking by!!!
Thank you for reading!!!
What fun! They will remember this forever. How lucky you are to have cousins close by that are willing to join in the fun, just to make their cousin happy!
I know I couldn’t believe it!! We are extra lucky!!! Thanks for reading!!
I just came across your blog and this awesome post! yay mom! I’m definitely following you now, you totally rock for helping to keep your little girl’s fantasy alive for her. The world needs more moms like you. 🙂
Wow!! What an amazing compliment!! Thank you so much! Thanks for finding me and reading!!! I just checked out your about page and I see you’re a fantastic lady yourself!!! Can’t wait to see what’s going on in your life!! Thanks again!
I love this on so many different levels!
Awww….thank you!!! I have a great family that keeps life interesting!!
What a completely wonderful day! Love it love it love it! Thank you for sharing it and for being such a great mom. The world needs more great moms….
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! I really appreciate the compliment!!! It was a completely fun day that I just had to share!!!
This reminds me of when I was about 7 and sick in bed. My sister, 5 years older than me, told me Tinkerbell had come to visit me. She used mirrors to trick me into thinking she was there. I totally bought it, hood, line, and sinker. It’s a pleasant memory for me.
It’s amazing what sticks with kids and what memories they hold on to. I sometimes go to elaborate lengths to make wonderful days for the kids but I know from myself personally and stories like yours it’s the little things that matter the most! Things that don’t cost any money!!! That is really awesome that your sister did that for you!!
I LOVE IT! 🙂 I too believed in unicorns at her age. You know what’s even better than a unicorn Iris? A unicorn pegasus!
She is quite partial to the pegasus but she’ll take any unicorn she can get!!! She has no unicorn prejudice!!! haha!! thanks for reading!!
What a wonderful story! I love it. This will be one of your daughter’s life influences. What great big cousins, too. Great job, Mom!
Thanks! Her cousins are really awesome for doing this for her!!! She still talks about this and even did a presentation about it to her 2nd grade class last week!!! haha!!