To clarify, that is my daughter asleep under her new fairy book. Did I think she'd really go to sleep after reading her book for a few minutes? No. She did. It is a beautiful book that folds out to reveal each fairy's special room in the tree in pixie hollow. She loves it and apparently decided to fall asleep there.
It reminds me so much of my own childhood. I spent most of it in far-off dream worlds. I would get images from books and movies and then transport myself there. I saw Dirty Dancing in 4th grade and spent that whole summer pretending I was off at a summer lodge with my family, learning to dance with a cute Patrick Swayze-esque guy. At the time, I did not see the creepy, statutory rape theme that I now do as a mother, I was just taken away to that beautiful place. It was the same with the movie Grease and The Little Mermaid. I always got to play the main character and the prince always wanted me for his own.
I hope my little girl enjoys this imaginary play as much as I did as a child. And I hope I do nothing to squelch it.