I have been married to my Prince Charming for 17 years, and up until now we've lived happily ever after in this land far, far away. Our castle isn't all that big, and we don't have any royal servants, so I'm forced to clean the castle AND take care of my own kids, all by myself, while the prince is out "ruling" our kingdom. I'm not complaining, but sometimes I wonder what my life would be like had I been one of those princesses from the other side of the tracks over in the Land of Disney.
Growing up, Cinderella was always my favorite. Like any good rags-to-riches fairytale romance, she had a heart of gold and was always willing to help others, even though she had to deal with her evil step-mother and her aesthetically challenged step-sisters, before being swept away by her prince. I want to be rescued from a life of scrubbing floors as much as the next princess, but what I don't understand is how she can still associate with those furry little rodents? I've encountered quite a few rats and mice in my castle and it's never been a pleasant experience.
I think it might be fun to be Jasmine, daughter of a sultan and married to that bad-boy-turned-prince, Aladdin. But I heard through the royal grapevine that Aladdin pays more attention to that flying carpet of his, than he does to Jasmine. And he's always out monkeying around with his boys, Abu and Genie.
Belle is another of my favorite princesses. She has beauty and brains. And she's not afraid to get a little dirty. But poor thing, all she does nowadays is read. Beast never wants to leave the castle. He still has some unresolved traumas from that magic spell he was under.
I don't think I could ever be Ariel. I like swimming in the ocean and all, and I'm sure my Prince Charming would be more than appreciative of my fine tail. But, HELLO! Human skin starts to wrinkle after 10 minutes in the water! Can you imagine how wrinkly I would be from the waist up if I were to attend a family dinner with King Triton and my sisters under the sea? No, thank you!
I wouldn't mind being Snow White, though. She is the apple of Prince Charming's eye. He dotes on her every whim. And the seven dwarfs absolutely adore her. I bet they never ask her to help find their missing socks.
But if I had to choose one Disney princess to live the rest of my life as, I would pick Sleeping Beauty. That girl gets plenty of beauty sleep! And she doesn't have to lift a finger around the castle, because she's got THREE fairy godmothers to take care of everything for her.
Now, that's my idea of living "happily ever after"!
*This post was inspired by Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop. I chose prompt # 4: If you had to choose a Disney princess to live the rest of your life as…which princess would you choose and why?