(Sorry for the hiatus: we've been doing more house improving since June and didn't have internet connection on vacation for the past two weeks.)
This past week at a cabin with Burke's family, I was looking at the movie selection and noticed The Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. It made me think of one of my first childhood memories.
Being hardly five years old when The Beauty and the Beast came out, I still recall vividly and fondly the day my mom brought that movie home when it was released on home video. That fall when I started kindergarten, I was decked out head to toe in purple Beauty and the Beast paraphernalia. I couldn't have been happier.
It made me think about how my favorite Disney princess has always* (except that Belle was my apparent favorite at age five) been Sleeping Beauty. I wondered why: I'm not blonde. Visiting a medieval castle in England is certainly not my fantasy vacation dream. Being called a lover of animals or nature is a far cry from my true feelings for such things. Yes, indeed. Why do I think that Sleeping Beauty is my favorite?
Let's look at a little more evidence for why Belle is much more my cup of tea: I am a proud brunette. I love France, and for goodness' sakes, I lived there while I was engaged because it was the "one last thing I had to do before I got married." I was very upset at my parents that they wouldn't let me take French in high school (Spanish was so much more practical, you know. I still beg to differ from a linguistic and literary standpoint), so I took French my first two years at BYU. I am a bookworm--a major one. I would much rather waltz around in a poofy gold ball gown than a flat blue and pink one. Why was Sleeping Beauty my favorite again?
So there you have it. Last week I underwent a major identity crisis--from the perspective of a girly girl's childhood dreams and love for all things "princess." I am still reconciling with my recently renewed childhood heroine. I guess I better get on Amazon and buy the movie. I don't have that one yet. Sleeping Beauty, it's time to hit the back burner (although you'll always hold a special place in my heart).
Who is your favorite Disney princess or character?