Thursday, December 15, 2011
This conversation actually happened
Alyce: Mama, what's your favourite princess?
Me: I think Belle is my favourite (editor's note: I don't actually have a favourite princess).
Alyce: What is your other favourite princess?
Me: Well, I think I only have one favourite.
Alyce: No, no, no, you have three favourites. I have three favourites. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Belle. Who else is your favourite?
Me: Ok. My other favourite princess is Elizabeth, from The Paper Bag Princess.
(Wait for it.)
Alyce: No! She's not a princess! You need to pick a pretty princess.
Me: Elizabeth is beautiful. And she saves her prince from a very large dragon. A VERY large dragon.
Alyce: But she's not a BIG princess! And she's not pretty enough! She needs to be prettier!! Mama, tell me your other favourite pretty princesses.
Me: Belle and Elizabeth. Those are my two.
Alyce: NO. Elizabeth does not have a pretty dress. And she's not pink or purple. AND SHE'S NOT PRETTY.
Me: (Head explodes.)