Dressed to impress
Her son isn’t like other little boys...but Rachel Butler, 44, from Gwent, couldn’t be prouder
He was always looking through my jewellery box
As I fastened my sparkly necklace around my neck, I spotted my son, Fabian hovering in the doorway of my bedroom.
‘You look lovely, Mummy,’ he said, his big, green eyes fixed on my jewellery.
It was September 2014, and Fabian had just turned 5.
He’s growing into such a sweet boy, I thought. Always so caring and kind. Helpful, too, giving me pointers on my outfits as
I got ready!
‘Those ones,’ he said, pointing to a pair of gold earrings.
‘Great choice,’ I laughed, popping them on.
He loved anything with sparkles, and was always looking through my jewellery box for bangles and rings to try on.
Completely different from my other son, Ellis, 12.
While he was obsessed with his games console, Fabian preferred singing and dancing.
And he loved helping his big sister, Olivia, 21, with her make-up whenever he stayed over there.
Soon after, I picked Fabian up at the school gates and one of his teachers approached me.
‘Fabian has given me a real boost today,’ she laughed. ‘He noticed that I’d had my hair and nails done!’
That night, I went home and told my husband, Darren, 36, what Fabian’s teacher had said.
‘He’s taking a real interest in women’s accessories recently,’ I said.
‘It’s probably just a phase,’ Darren replied.
Yet, over the next year, Fabian’s obsession with beauty continued.
One morning, as I got ready
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