Morning Glory, gracefully opened her delicate petals to welcome the morning sunshine. However, all was not well, for many of her petals itched and some were sticky.
Mary Fairy woke up extremely angry. She had been sleeping in Morning’s petal bed. “Why are you waking me up so early? The sun’s not even up and you know I love to sleep in.”
Morning Glory told her, “Dear fairy, rise and get to work. There is much for you to do and it’s going to be a beautiful spring day– perfect for spring cleaning. This room you live in is a pig sty and it’s time you help me clean it. Now, make your bed.
“Fine. Whatever you say and after that, I have fairy dust to spread.” The lazy little fairy swept everything, including the bedding she was sleeping on under a petal. Then she stomped on it so as to flatten it out, hoping it wouldn’t be noticed. Flying off to find better bedding, she thought to herself, I’m not about to go back there. Not only are Morning Glories petals stuck together by the honey I was eating in bed, but I tracked in tulip pollen. No way do I want to hear her screeching about cross pollination and the fact that her babies might look like tulips or worse.
Lazy Mary was surprised to learn that the grape vine had told all of the flowers in the garden of her misbehavior. As she spoke with each flower (or tried to) it would close its petals tight and refused the little fairy entrance. Flying from flower to flower, she began tiring – the sun falling to the west.
Later that evening she found a flower getting ready to retire for the night. She asked the flower, “Would you allow me to sleep in your petal bed?”
“You would be a welcome addition to my many fine petals.”
“Would you allow me to sleep in late?”
“Of course. Fly on in.”
Mary Fairy found her new bed to be warm and cozy, but just as she was dozing off, she heard a last word.
“In fact, you’ll never again be forced to awake early in the spring — or ever,” Venus Flytrap said while preparing for his evening meal.
The moral to this story is: Hide in Greg’s garage until spring is over if you want to avoid spring cleaning.
Today’s challenge: start with something extraordinary and make it ordinary.