The first time I realized life was not fair… I was 5 years old and in Kindergarten. We only had half day kindergarten when I was a child unlike the full day my boys attended. I was a pretty happy go lucky child but was learned that year how unfair life was going to be.
We had a recess probably to burn off all our energy and then to calm us back down there was story time. Not just a normal story time we all had these little rugs we laid on the cold hard floor. Everyone had to lay on their rug very quietly and listen to the story and after that we had nap time… which probably none of us actually slept but we were to be be very quiet… probably gave the teachers time to go to their lounge and smoke….
At the end of out 15 min nap who ever was the quietest and laid perfectly still got to be the fairy! The fairy was like the most important thing in the world! You got a wand with a little star on the tip and YOU got to go around the room and tap the quietest people so they could get up and go to their desk.
Every day someone was picked but it was not me…. and I was not even the 4th or 5th picked! One day I laid so still I almost fell asleep! I did not move a toe. I was even holding my breath in the beginning so my chest would not move! Ha I bet no one else was doing that… I just knew that day I would be picked.
…..but I was not! No one could have been as quiet or as still as I was! Was she blind! Did she just not like me??? I could feel a tear roll down my face and I quickly wiped it away. I surely would be tapped the 2nd most quiet by the fairy…but again I was not! 🙁 LIFE was not fair!
It took me months to become the fairy…and by then I had given up trying to be so still but I was still quiet and poof I was the fairy! Years later I found out that they just went off the seating chart and I was close to the last on that chart as my Last name was a B and they started with Z