Princess Goldilocks

My little Goldilocks, who must have it always just right, has decided that someday she must be a princess. This fascination started when she twirled in her first beautiful dress.  We played beau-ti-ful music in the “well equipped for sound” living room, and she twirled with a few wipe outs. For Halloween she was a Princess along with her Hot Dog escort of a brother. At her fifth year birthday party, I began to think about her meeting a “real “princess. Fat chance we were going to spend five mortgage payments on a trip to Disney World. So, I asked a princess who happened to live right across the street. She came with her blue Cinderella dress, tiara, and long white gloves.  They twirled together and had a tea party. Recently,  the most climatic princess moment of her life came when we found ourselves  right smack in the middle of an ocean of girls dressed up princess.  (My little Goldilocks declined the offer to appear in public as Princess. )

The Disney Princess Ice Skating Show  was as close to meeting a real  Disney  Princess as we are going to get for awhile. There were sparkling dresses, floating on air dances, expressions of true love, and happily ever after endings. My Goldilocks bounced, smiled, and waved to all the glamorous gals who were the “real thing”.  To her, a Princess is synonomous with the “most beautiful in the world.” A Princess is the best friend anyone could ever have. A Princess is the reminder that dreams can come true . Yet Goldilocks ,at this time, is a princesses wanna be. Because for her, the ever present “everything must be just right ” part gets in the way .

After the show, I took a tip from someone about an actual princess correspondance. Disney thinks of everything. If you write to a princess, they will write back.  I thought it would be the perfect follow up activity.  But, if a  princess correspondence could really go my way, I wouuld wish for a correspondence that goes beyond a quick hello and an autograph.  My dreamwish that my heart makes,  (come on think Cinderella opening scene)  for the perfect princess correspondance would  read something like this:

Dear Princess,

My name is Goldilocks because I have golden hair.  I love to run barefoot and free in the woods.  I want to a beautiful Princess.

from Goldi

Dear Goldilocks,

   I’s sure your hair must be beautiful.  Do you like to wear ribbons, flowers, bows, or crowns?

from the Princess

Dear Princess,

Bows and crowns are too pinchy. Ribbons are to slippery.  Flowers smell too much.  Can I still be a beautiful princess?

from Goldilocks

Dear Goldilocks,

Do you have any beautiful dresses for twirling? They are perfect for the dances at the ball!

from The Princess

Dear Princess,

I have a golden dress but it is too scratchy. I have a blue dress but it is too tight. I think my pink dress is perfect! I can twirl in that one! Can I be a beautiful princess?

from Goldi

Dear Goldi,

Pink is very beautiful. Can you wave like a fluttering butterfly?  Can you float across the floor when  you dance?

From The Princess

Dear Princess,

Yes, I can wave really fast. I also flap my hands  when I am excited. Sometimes when I dance I jump not float.  I still want to be a beautiful princess!

from Goldilocks

Dear Goldilocks,

What kind of music do you play for dancing? I love music that sounds just like birds singing!

from the Princess

Dear Princess,

I like tip toe music. It is very gentle.  Some music is too clangy. I will plug my ears  when I hear it.  I want to be a beautiful princess.

from Goldilocks

Dear Goldilocks,

The tip toe music sounds beautiful.  The music must be just right for dancing. Do you like to wear shiny necklaces?

from The Princess

Dear Princess,

Necklaces are too heavy.  Please tell me how to be a real princess.

from Goldilocks

Dear Goldilocks,

I want to tell you a big secret.  To be a princess, you don’t need a sparkly dress or even tip toe music. You don’t need bows in your hair or shiny necklaces. You don’t need to wave like a butterfly. You don’t need to dance as if you are floating.    

From the Princess

Dear Princess,

Goodness Gracious me! How can that be? What is the secret?

From Goldilocks

Dear Goldilocks,

 The secret is that on the day you were born,  the One who made you desired more than anything, for you to be a Princess now and forever. It is a Princess, He made you to be!  You must believe it in your heart. When you keep on believing, then the dream that you believe in your heart will come true. ( yes, another reference to Cinderella’s first song)  And you shall live forever as Princess Goldilocks in a kingdom that is  better than a happily ever after kingdom. It is a kingdom ruled by the King of all Kings. It is a kingdom of better than forever happiness. It is a kingdom of glory. In glory, you will wear a crown that is not pinchy. In glory, you will wear a dress that is not scratchy. In glory, you will wear a necklace that is not too heavy.  In glory, there will be the perfect music for dancing.  In glory, Princess Goldilocks will live in a Kingdom that is beyond just right. It is glorious forever after. 

From The Princess

One day, we will receive a Disney Princess response to her letters. One day ( several ones away mind you)  we will shake hands with a Disney Princess.  But more than ever, my dream, my wish, my prayer, is that one day, she herself, even with just mustard seed faith, will know that she is a real princess in the King’s eternal kingdom. Long Live Princess Goldilocks!

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