Monday, January 31, 2011

Real Life Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess.

She lived in a sweet yellow cottage with her charming prince and three little dwarves.

One day, after the princess had taken the oldest dwarf to school, she bustled about her yellow cottage dusting and shining and singing a happy tune.  Late in the morning she prepared a snack of healthy broccoli.

The middle dwarf had seen the princess sprinkling lemon pepper on her broccoli and decided that he wanted sprinkles on his broccoli, too.  Real sprinkles.

Before the princess could stop him, the middle dwarf had poured about half a cup of sprinkles over his broccoli.  When the princess saw his colorful bowl she shrugged and decided that as long as he ate the broccoli she wouldn't worry about the sprinkles.

As the middle dwarf enjoyed his snack the youngest dwarf started requesting special princess milk.  So the princess and youngest dwarf snuggled in bed so he could eat.

Now, the princess was under a terrible curse.
It made her very tired, so while the youngest dwarf was nursing, the princess fell into a deep sleep.  She slept for 100 years.  Okay, more like ten minutes.  When she awoke she saw that the middle dwarf was patting her arm and saying, "You can help me get up the mess?"

The princess wiped the sleep from her eyes and sat up.  The youngest dwarf was no longer in the bed. The princess was suddenly wide awake.

She followed the middle dwarf to the dwarf room where she saw broccoli and sprinkles covering the carpet.  She followed the middle dwarf to the living room where she saw broccoli and sprinkles covering the carpet.  Finally, she followed the middle dwarf to the kitchen sink where she saw the youngest dwarf holding a little bowl with very little broccoli and sprinkles left inside.  Both dwarves had rainbow colored mouths, cheeks, and chins.

On any other day the princess might have cried, whined, or raised her voice in anger.  But you see, despite the terrible curse, the princess had been redeemed by an ever loving King.  And the King had been teaching her the secrets of what housework is all about.

So with her trusty weapons


Steam mop, 

and baby gate,

the princess restored order and beauty to her home.  Then she sat down with her little dwarves and played a game of "build a block tower and knock it down."  And they lived happily ever after.


  1. It sounds like you had quite a lovely day my friend!

  2. this post made me laugh a lot! just what i needed today :)

  3. That....was.....AWESOME! Loved it, totally made my day!

  4. YAY!!!!! What a beautiful picture of redemption. So pleasing.

  5. Sounds like our baby gate is coming in handy!

  6. Love this! Ever the creative storyteller...


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