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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

FAIRY TALES


With the influx of Fairy Tale movies that are popping up on the big screen this summer, one being Snow White and the Huntsman (by the way I saw it and it was a total bore), I am reminded that with a new baby I will not be able to escape reading one or two stories to her, and ultimately play a role in brain washing my little girl into believing in fairy tales.

The thing is, I still feel about fairy tales the same way I felt about it years ago: they are all a bunch of horse sh*t. I did not then nor do I now want for my kids to believe that all men are Prince Charming.  Nor do I want them to believe that even though he looks like a beast (Beauty and the Beast) he really isn't because true love will turn him into a handsome Prince. And what about the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, excuse my french, but who the hell thought a white girl waking up in a house owned by seven midgets while fussing and cleaning after them was equivalent to a fulfilling life.  

So why so critical, you ask? Well, let me tell you what you will not find in the fairy tale books or movies. In reality there is no such thing as happily ever after. The part about Prince meet girl, fall madly in love and they live happily ever after is really like I said, horse sh*t.  Somewhere in that Cinderella story should have been the ever after part: Prince Charming loses his crown because the Royal family disowned him for marrying below his station. As a result they end up living in an old shack with little to no furniture, not to mention he can't find a job because no one will hire him since he really does not have any real skills. Meanwhile, they are eating dry bread every night. Pretty soon she is picking up his dirty socks off the floor because he is not house trained thanks to all the maids he had to pick up after his lazy a**.  Before long Cinderella is crying herself to sleep every night because her friends warned her that he was really a loser without his crown to lean on,(also known as his mamma's money) but  she did not listen...  I can go on and on, but I get the feeling you get where I am going with my story.   

Granted I am bad mouthing stories that are by all accounts fictional, but I could not help adding my own little fictional twist.  It is a reminder that not all relationships are always sugar and spice, especially when it comes to the matter of the heart.   It is true I have been in some questionable relationships situations, like the one who would not commit and thought I would be satisfied with just being his side girl, and it took me too long to realize he was a dog. And the one who snuck me into his house via the back door because his mother was sleeping, and again it took me too long to come to the conclusion that three is a crowd. Last, was the one who I dated for some weeks, but  broke up with over the phone after I accepted a collected call from him from Rikers Correctional Facility. I later found out he had a pending case against him for laundering money for his cousin who lived in Jamaica.   Rest assure I will not be telling my children those stories any time soon. laugh out loud! 
Believe me, I know what you are thinking. You are thinking that only children believe in fairy tales and that once we become adults we no longer believe in such things.  That may be true for some, but sadly there are still a few of us (and I am not discounting myself) who for some reason believe someday we will find our Prince Charming and live happily ever after. 


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FAIRY TALES


With the influx of Fairy Tale movies that are popping up on the big screen this summer, one being Snow White and the Huntsman (by the way I saw it and it was a total bore), I am reminded that with a new baby I will not be able to escape reading one or two stories to her, and ultimately play a role in brain washing my little girl into believing in fairy tales.

The thing is, I still feel about fairy tales the same way I felt about it years ago: they are all a bunch of horse sh*t. I did not then nor do I now want for my kids to believe that all men are Prince Charming.  Nor do I want them to believe that even though he looks like a beast (Beauty and the Beast) he really isn't because true love will turn him into a handsome Prince. And what about the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, excuse my french, but who the hell thought a white girl waking up in a house owned by seven midgets while fussing and cleaning after them was equivalent to a fulfilling life.  

So why so critical, you ask? Well, let me tell you what you will not find in the fairy tale books or movies. In reality there is no such thing as happily ever after. The part about Prince meet girl, fall madly in love and they live happily ever after is really like I said, horse sh*t.  Somewhere in that Cinderella story should have been the ever after part: Prince Charming loses his crown because the Royal family disowned him for marrying below his station. As a result they end up living in an old shack with little to no furniture, not to mention he can't find a job because no one will hire him since he really does not have any real skills. Meanwhile, they are eating dry bread every night. Pretty soon she is picking up his dirty socks off the floor because he is not house trained thanks to all the maids he had to pick up after his lazy a**.  Before long Cinderella is crying herself to sleep every night because her friends warned her that he was really a loser without his crown to lean on,(also known as his mamma's money) but  she did not listen...  I can go on and on, but I get the feeling you get where I am going with my story.   

Granted I am bad mouthing stories that are by all accounts fictional, but I could not help adding my own little fictional twist.  It is a reminder that not all relationships are always sugar and spice, especially when it comes to the matter of the heart.   It is true I have been in some questionable relationships situations, like the one who would not commit and thought I would be satisfied with just being his side girl, and it took me too long to realize he was a dog. And the one who snuck me into his house via the back door because his mother was sleeping, and again it took me too long to come to the conclusion that three is a crowd. Last, was the one who I dated for some weeks, but  broke up with over the phone after I accepted a collected call from him from Rikers Correctional Facility. I later found out he had a pending case against him for laundering money for his cousin who lived in Jamaica.   Rest assure I will not be telling my children those stories any time soon. laugh out loud! 
Believe me, I know what you are thinking. You are thinking that only children believe in fairy tales and that once we become adults we no longer believe in such things.  That may be true for some, but sadly there are still a few of us (and I am not discounting myself) who for some reason believe someday we will find our Prince Charming and live happily ever after.