As she played with her barn this morning, I took note that sheep, cows and horses were not the inhabitants. So this conversation followed:
Me: Who is living in your barn today?
Laura: Fairies, of course!
Me: Oh. Of course.
Play goes on for awhile. Pretty soon a chair appears next to me and then the barn lands on the chair.
Me: Oh my! I didn't know fairies were in the Wizard of Oz...
Laura, looking at me rather sternly: Mom. The fairies want a makeover. One of your makeovers.
Me: So they want their hair done?
Laura: Yes, and makeup and a new outfit and whatever. Like you do for me.
Me: Of course. When should I start?
Laura: Mom! They are lined up in front of you. Can't you see them? You just have to believe. That's all. Just believe. And accept that they are there. Then you'll be able to see them!
Ah, how innocent. Just believe. And accept. So simple, and yet so difficult. And yet it is what the Lord asks. I couldn't help but hum "Trust and Obey" to myself as I gave each and every fairy their very own pretend makeover. :)