Saturday, April 30, 2011
The Royal Wrap Up
Well the verdict is in, and it appears that real-life princesses are not nearly as impressive to a five-year old (at least my five-year old) as their animated counterparts. Though I tried as hard as I could, I could not capture the attention of Little Diva with any part of royal nuptials. She was more interested in watching the groundhog bore holes in our lovely lawn all morning, while I stayed glued to the screen, waiting to catch a glimpse of the newest addition to the British monarchy.
Here were Little Diva's main concerns about the whole affair:
Why didn't Prince William and Prince Harry match? She did not like that one was wearing black and the other wearing red.
Why was Maya from Suite Life on Deck getting married to him anyway. Doesn't she like Zack anymore?
Why did they all have "those things" on their heads?
How come there were trees inside the church?
Why didn't the horses pulling the carriage gallop?
Sometimes you get a completely new perspective on just about anything when you look at it through the eyes of a child.
In any case, I must admit that I was inspired by the transformation of Kate from girl next door to HRH. After spending the better part of the morning viewing the coverage in the comfort of my pajamas, I glanced at myself in the mirror during a potty break, and realized I was about as far from regal as you can get. I immediately put on decent clothing (like some that actually live on hangers in my closet), brushed my hair and put on a little makeup. Knowing that Kate will never have another day to run to the grocery store in a pair of sweats and a pony tail, made me feel slightly guilty about lazing around like a slug.
And since I do not see a horse-drawn carriage waiting for any of us out front, it's pretty safe to say I won't need to shake 3000 hands or anything today, but embracing your inner princess every once in a while can be a good thing. It is a total cliché, but this is the only castle I've got, so I'll make the most of it, and play with my little princesses all day - no ridiculous hats required!
Did you watch the Royal Wedding? And what did you and your kiddos think?
Posted by Sarah Scarola at 7:31 AM