Saturday, April 28, 2007

Happily Ever After

Ah, the blissful end to every fairy tale. Never mentioned are the dirty diapers, sleepless nights, soccer, karate, cars breaking down, endless piles of dirty dishes and laundry, having to share the bathroom with a boy. I often find myself wondering what happened to the Princes and Princesses after those fairy tale weddings. I know, I have too much time to think about weird stuff. Anyway, here are my theories.

Snow White, after banning apples from the kingdom, obtained an advanced degree in psychology. She specializes in issues of low self-esteem. She has had remarkable success, particulary with middle aged, mirror obsessed women, and vertically challenged blue collar men. She never had children, for obvious reasons.

Sleeping Beauty, suffering from acute insomnia, began restoring antique spinning wheels at night. Her cottage industry, which she called Aurora Dawn, grew into a multi-national corporation. Prince Phillip retired from dragon slaying and became a stay-at-home dad to their four children.

Cinderella moved into the palace with all of her animals, with the exception of the evil Lucifer. She became an animal rights activist, started a Merry Maids franchise and a support group for stepchildren.

Ariel couldn't stay out of the water, so she became a fitness trainer, teaching water aerobics and swimming lessons. She was afraid to have children with Prince Eric, for obvious reasons. They adopted several children and several fish.

Belle became a patent attorney and marketed her father's inventions. Her husband, formerly known as "The Beast," conducted anger management seminars, wrote several books, and appeared numerous times on Oprah.

Jasmine and Aladdin acquired even more wealth in the import/export business. Their most popular item was the flying carpet. The Genie, after traveling the world, settled down in the castle with Abu the monkey and Iago the parrot.

I know it's not Disney, but I had to ponder where this relationship went after that smashing finale. Zach did his time in the Navy, but didn't re-up. He got a degree in psychology. His specialty is abandonment issues. And Paula? Yeah, she got jets.


Blogger onetallmomma said...

Hi Lovely Lady.

Thank You for you sweet comment today. I'll keep writing if you keep reading.

And how about this fairy tale:
Sad, Abused child marries first man who really sees her and falls madly in love, finally having someone to love and love her back and they live almost happily for 25 years. Only her prince cuts bait and leaves the princess with the kids. She grieves, suffers and then grows up. She finally realizes that she does not need to be saved, made whole or complete by a man. She can do these things for herself. And more.

And then, when the time is right and she is healed, a new man, a king, enters the picture. And she finally finds what she didn't even know she was looking for....treasure.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

tallmomma - I will keep reading. I love your fairy tale. I have felt your pain myself, and then again through reading your blog. I want for you a happily ever after. Blessings.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

I like your ideas for the Disney're probably right!

9:09 PM  
Blogger Mooselet said...

Disney came out with a sequel to The Little Mermaid... it's disturbing. And bland. Her Majesty loves it, which means I have to rent it every time we go to Blockbuster.

I like your Beauty and the Beast one.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

heather - I came up with some other ones involving appearances on Dr. Phil, but I figured Disney wouldn't appreciate them.

mooselet - Thank God my kids were too old for those when the sequels started coming out. Disney can be quite disturbing. Check out "Mouse Under Glass" by David Koenig. Enlightening!

9:25 AM  

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