But somethings are a bit of a stretch even for a magic mummy. And then you risk deflating your image and disappointing your kid. Back to reality with a bump. So it was today.
"Amy! Get your shoes on, time to go!"
"Why have you got your bug box with you?"
"I want to take a snail to kinder. Lots of people take beetles but I like snails better."
"Good idea. Get your shoes on. We'll have to look for a snail tonight. Do you want me to help you with your shoes?"
"No. I'll do my shoes and you get my snail while I put them on, ok?"
And so it was that a snail-less Amy waved goodbye with a resigned look on her face to her somehow slightly reduced in stature mummy...