This week we’re talking about mythical beasts and which are our favorite. This topic does pop up every once in awhile around here though we don’t limit it just to beasts. While I do love stories about Nessie, Pegasus, Unicorns, and Dragons it is hard to narrow down to just one favorite. We do love our Dragons here, Wyatt and I recently made dragon eggs. It was a fun project for us on a no technology day. We have several supplies set aside to make little fairy houses and gardens. At Christmastime Wyatt talks nonstop about elves and flying reindeer.
Brownies seem to get mentioned nearly as often as dragons in this house. These little creatures tend to only be seen by children since children are still so innocent that they can see them. At night they come out and do chores in the house, helping out the humans who live there. Brownies are loyal and become very protective over their humans. Should a family move the Brownie will move with them. You can leave a gift out for your Brownie usually in the form of a little dish of milk or cream but you most not EVER offer them payment. They’ll be offended and leave.
There are days when my kids and I will go to my parents and do some cleaning while they’re away or sleeping. When asked if we cleaned we’ll say it must have been the Brownies.
Wyatt says we have one in our house since we’ve had things that were breaking but then they would work the next day. Our old xbox wouldn’t work at all and he would get upset. Then the next day when he would go to try it the thing would work. So of course he thinks a Brownie fixed it. Or the sink that was draining a little slow and now it is draining normal. Not many people know what we’re talking about when we talk about them.
Have you ever heard of the Brownies? Anything ever happen in your home that you could attribute to them?