"Is she asleep yet?" one little mushroom whispered to another as they lay nestled in between the covers and the soft pillows on Ess' bed. "I don't think so," replied the other, "let's rest and wait a minute longer."
The magic mushrooms were waiting for the house to be quiet and still. They had a story to share, as they always do at bedtime. However if you listen too hard and try to hear them speaking you might miss the story. They always share their stories after you have fallen asleep.
"Aaahh, I hear the gentle soft sound of her snoring. She has finally drifted off. What story will we tell her?" The mushrooms conferred and decided to tell The Story of Love. Ess was quite certain this was the story she'd hear as she drifted into dreams holding her new little lavender scented mushroom last night. This morning, first thing, she declared this was so. Perhaps tonight will be a fairytale or ...
I made four, yet didn't realise the connection with our family until Ess had pointed it out and delivered a mushroom to each of us for each of our sweet, sleepy dreams last night. I must say, they worked - we all slept well last night and indeed the children slept in!
I cannot take full credit for this idea however. I was inspired upon seeing the Night-Night Mushrooms by RosiePose at the gorgeous little shop, little bird, in Port Elliot which vehemently called me in while on holidays recently. The shop has matured a lot since these pictures were taken and is definitely worth visiting and indulging.