Monday, July 23, 2007
I have spent much time recently watching or reading fairy tales with my 4 year old. I don't wish to rob him of the really rather beautiful fairytale concept - They met, they fell in love, they married, they lived happily ever after - but these days, it says nothing to me, it is actually irritating and cliched to the point of nausea. It seems plain wrong to indoctrinate children, and particularly girls, with it.
How little either of the men of significance in my life resembled prince charming. Imagine the handsome, strong jawed strong brave, hero
(1) Breaking down in tears and turning to cinderella to sweep him onto her horse and take care of him forever, or
(2) going off and bonking the ugly sisters in his lunch hour?????
Saints preserve us