Saturday, April 14, 2018 was one of the best times I had in a long time. I say this because after 4 months of paying for things, cooking, sending invites and a whole list of others, my youngest cub finally had her special day. It was a day fit for a princess.
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Now, let’s talk about princesses. There are so many cool ones. We have Tiana, out first black princess. Smart, sassy and a vast knowledge of how to make our stomachs happy. We have Mulan who saved her father and a country. Moana who had to stand on her own two feet and followed her heart. Jasmine, a spitfire woman who was loyal to an end. And one of my favorites Belle.
Belle is my ultimate favorite. Why? Because she too is super smart. She too is a bookworm and appreciate what a good story can do. As a writer, books is one of the tools we use to write. Books allowed us to transport anywhere we wanted to and so Belle speaks to me. The library she got from Prince Adam aka The Beast was one to die for. That is a goal of mine to have before I die. But, before I get carried away, she was perceptive of people and valued the importance of women being their own person. I loved that. While, I do appreciate Tiana and Jasmine for having the stubborn, sassy and spitfire qualities, there is something to be said about the girl who has her head in the book.
That is the reason I chose Belle as the princess me and my cub would be for her big day. Though she changed her mind many times, Belle won her over. And to see all the other little girls dressed up as princesses and having crowns, it made me think of how those princesses will grow up to be Queens. Queens that will have their own values and will wreck the good kid of havoc on the world. And while it was only just a kid’s party, I liked how determined my cub was in making sure her friends had a good time and that she had things that fit her personality.
So tell me, what princess are you?
Until Next Time,