Because that’s just when an older sister will say to her younger brother, “Do you want to make a fairy feast?”
And they’ll go into the garden to gather supplies. She’ll get ingredients from the kitchen; he’ll gather fairies and animals from his room.
They’ll make a salad, a cake and a tiny tart. They’ll even bake a pizza and a wee baguette.
All the animals and fairies and gnomes will find a place. Well, not all of them. There will be some bickering about who should be invited, and who is the most appropriate. The brother will have to do some cajoling to allow the teddy bear a spot.
And after nearly two hours of efforts, the spread will be divine, enough to impress even a Martha Stewart fairy.
Of course, the brother might have had a better time building a fortress for the fairies, gnomes and their animal friends. He probably would have preferred to have them jump off trees and chase each other under table legs rather than arrange them oh, so elegantly.
But he did like baking those breads and that baguette.
And really, when your 13-year-old sister is bored and offers to play with you for the afternoon?
You go with it.