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The Mermaid Principle

Ask my closest friends and they will quickly tell you that I am not a fan of “The Little Mermaid”. Well okay, it’s not actually Ariel, Flounder, or Sebastian it’s what they represent. It’s one of those guilt by association things. It has been for years. So, you can imagine my “joy” when the first of my 2 little girls has fallen in love with her. I have found myself in quite a little pickle over this one. I am happy to announce that I have come to a conclusion.

While I was mopping the kitchen floor the other night (maybe this should be about Cinderella…..) I was reminded that I should be forever grateful to the Little Mermaid. You see if the girlfriend that loved “The Little Mermaid” had someday become my wife, who knows what would have happened? I might not have had one little girl, let alone two. I may not have had a son that I cherish and adore. I certainly wouldn’t have met my wife and partner for life. You can see how I was quickly changing my tune on one Little Mermaid.

While I am not quite ready to hum the tune to “Under the Sea”, I will not cringe each time I see Ariel anymore. Although I am still not sure about that Sebastian fella…..



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  • DnK · March 1, 2006

    Dude, we are WAAAAY ahead of you on this one. I’ve seen ’em all. The Disney Princesses have invaded my house – yup, ALL of them – Jasmine, Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Aurora [Sleeping Beauty] and last but not least, Ariel. Kady has dress up clothes for all of her characters and frequently there are clothes strung about the house from her rapid changes.

    But here’s the good part – no, the GREAT part. I, Daddy, am the Handsome Prince ALL THE TIME. I have been Prince Eric, Prince Ali, The handsome Prince from Cinderella, the other one from Snow White, the other one from Sleeping Beauty – all of them. The smiles I get when I wake up my princess from her fake sleep are priceless. [insert mastercard logo here]. You’ll see what I mean, just stick with it.

    p.s. Guess who’s usually Ursula, the wicked Queen, The evil Stepmom, Jafar, Maleficient, etc??….I’ll give you 3 guesses & the first 2 don’t count!!

  • Aaron · March 1, 2006

    DNK – I am cracking up right now. Great comments. Hilarious. Ahh…the joys of raising girls.

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