Sunday, 22 February 2009

Fairy Godmother on a secret mission?

Daughter went to the pantomime yesterday. She had a great time and was full of it when she returned. Unfortunately, the Fairy Godmother, played by MIL's sister, gave my daughter a goody bag "from The Fairy Godmother" consisting of:

  • a fairy wand
  • a tiara
  • a packet of Revels
  • a packet of Love Hearts
  • a packet of Jelly Tots
  • a Drumstick Lolly
  • a packet of Chocolate Buttons
  • a packet of Swizzels
  • a packet of Flumps
  • a Vimto stick
  • a packet of Jelly Beans
  • two packets of Haribos
  • a Refresher Lolly
  • a packet of Frutellas
  • a Double Lolly
  • a packet of Jelly Babies
  • a packet of Parma Violets
What is she trying to do???!!!!

Is she moonlighting as the Tooth Fairy and trying to increase productivity?!?


Maggie May said...

The wand and one packet of sweets would have been fine. That was over the top.
My mother in law used to do that.

Glad your little one had a good time.

Working mum said...

Maggie, I agree. Needless to say the sweets have been confiscated and will be rationed!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Whoa! That is a lot of candy. That's crazy - enough for 6 kids.

I'm glad she enjoyed the pantomime! I know you were worried, but there was an extra adult along in the end, wasn't there? :)

Working mum said...

Reluctant - yes, my sister in law went and quickly took the sweets off the kids, allowing them ONE packet in the theatre! Thank goodness!

Coding Mamma (Tasha) said...

How much?!!! That's outrageous.

My parents always used to be really annoyed when we went to visit my gran, as she would load us up with sweets. I was almost always sick on the way home. Fortunately, she has learnt these days that none of her great-grandchildren are allowed sweets.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

as Maggie says two things would have been plenty and well received l'm sure..

now you've got to be the Wicked witch of the west and confiscate half or more??

Nicol said...

That is some list of sweets!!

May I ask what a pantomine is? I assume that it is a party of some sort.

Working mum said...

Ah Nicole, a pantomime, well, it's a peculiarly British phenomenon. It's like a play based on a fairy tale, but with songs. There are outrageous characters with the prinicpal male being played by a girl (eg Peter Pan) and the main female characters played by men (eg Widow Twanky in Aladinn, or the Ugly Sisters in Cinderella) and there is lots of audience participation - shouting "He's behind you!" and "Oh, no it isn't!". It's hard to describe, really. Sounds a bit ridiculous now I've explained it!

rosiero said...

That is one hell of a lot of sweets. I would restrict her to one item a week, say on a Saturday, and eaten just before bedtime so that she can clean her teeth straight after. Otherwise, as you say, the tooth fairy will be working overtime!

gigi said...

Buying her love with candy??
Thank the SIL that Lizzy didn't come home throwing up all the sweets.
Glad things went well with the outing.

Catharine Withenay said...

I guess Fairy Godmothers don't have children of their own - or not in the recent past! - and so don't think of the after effects. Never mind the teeth: what about the jumping off the ceiling after all that sugar and E-numbers!

Glad Izzy enjoyed the panto though - nothing quite like a bit of British slapstick humour!

Anonymous said...

That's ridiculous! Far too much "rubbish" for one child, I hope she shared it!

But seriously, I know Amy wouldn't have eaten the sweets anyway, but if she had I would have been peeling her off the barn roof for the next 3 weeks.

CJ xx

Sass E-mum said...

I would have said, isn't that what elderly relatives do, but Peaches' grandma gave her a bunch of seedless grapes this weekend. Bah! I was looking forward to raiding the chocolate too.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Be thankful, last time my kids got a goody bag was from a bunch of doctors from that "Embarrassing Body" thingymajig programme. They had a trailer outside of the art museum in Birmingham. My 9 year old boy pulled out something and showed it to us "What's this mum?" How do you explain what a pelvic floor exerciser is to a 9 year old?!! Don't answer that :-)

Jacki said...

Hahaha...I agree! But, fortunately, a lot of the candy out there Emma can't have anyway because it isn't gluten-free. So she doesn't get a whole lot of candy.

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oh my gosh they would have been sprited away from my children pretty quickly and probably eaten by me when they were in bed later ;-)
Lesley x

(Very) Lost in France said...

Hope she didn't eat them all at once! That's some sugar overload. VLiF

Tawny said...

Blimey, that is a tad excessive! Wand and one packet would have been enough.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

sounds fun!!!!!