I need to remember that although she has her challenges, K is much smarter than I am.
Her first response was that she could take the pixie dust to Disneyland RIGHT NOW and Tinker Bell would put the magic back in it so that they could fly together. Fortunately, we weren't going to Disneyland, so I was off the hook for that one.
A few months have passed and we did plan a trip to Disneyland over Spring Break. I was hoping that by now, K would have forgotten all about taking her pixie dust to Disneyland. That's how these things usually work with kids. Something that is ultra-important one day becomes a distant memory in a matter of days, weeks, or months.
Not so much this time. We gave K a new backpack to take on the trip and the very first thing she put in it was the bag of pixie dust. Darn it! However, as luck would have it, the night before we left, she was rearranging her backpack, took out the pixie dust and forgot to put it back in so it was left behind at home.
Whew! I'm off the hook!
Not so fast! She is a clever problem solver. No need to worry. She can just tell Tinker Bell that the pixie dust doesn't work and Tinker Bell will give her the magic and she can bring it home to practice her flying.
So, being the tenacious person that I am, I am wracking my brain to figure out how to get around this one. Originally, I planned to tell a Cast Member at Disney about the pixie dust so Tinker Bell could give her the message that the pixie dust only works in Neverland. I decided to stick with that plan. The Cast Member said he would take care of it and when K approached Tinker Bell, the first thing Tink said was, "How did the pixie dust work out?" K said, "It doesn't work! I can't even fly!" I'm worried now because this is a big deal for K and I am hoping that Tink will come up with something clever because I clearly did not do a good enough job coaching the cast member.
Tink says, "Well, it's just for practice. Did you think a happy thought? What was your happy thought?"
K responds, "To fly with you."
It all worked out okay, but when we got home, the first thing Miss Smarty Pants did was get her pixie dust and sprinkle some on her head...just in case she took a trip to Neverland that night.
Gotta love the imagination! I hope I can keep a step ahead of her, but it is unlikely. I'm glad S went along with it, too. She really likes being part of the magic for K and it is a wonderful thing to see.