Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Soapbox: Royal Weddings vs The Paper Bag Princess
Munsch's official website, the story was born in response to his wife asking why the princess couldn't just once rescue the prince. Some people accused me of liking the story because it was "feminist." It tells the story of a princess with very different values, expectations, and aspirations than the traditional fairy tale princess. THAT is why I love it. Because it raises wider possibilities. I try to teach myself and my children and my miscellaneous munchkins and gremlins that it is up to each of us to discover what OUR "happily ever after" looks like. Then, to recognize our individual responsibility to work to make that happen, not just passively wait for "happily ever after" to simply arrive at our door.
Image credits: myqualities.com,ponsscelebrity.blogspot.com,http://robertmunsch.com,