Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kissing Frogs

Over the past few months, since the release of the movie The Princess and the Frog, I have experienced a distinct feeling of unease about my own relationship with the little amphibians. You see, every time I talked to a little girl about whether they liked the movie or not I got a response along the lines of:
"It was so funny, but I would NEVER kiss a frog! That is sooo gross!!!"
or
"Ya, but why did she kiss the frog if she wasn't a princess? Why would you do that if you didn't have to? Frogs are icky. Only princesses should have to kiss them."
Both answers disturbed me, and one of course prompted the age old lecture that every girl is a princess...of course this led the child to ask 'Then why did the girl turn into a frog instead of the Prince turning into a human like he was supposed to?'
Now riddle me the answer to that one.
Anyways, as I mentioned before, I was beginning to become uncomfortable. So I started asking people my own age. Nonchalantly, of course.
"So hey, uh, have you ever actually kissed a frog?"
I threw the question out in the middle of conversations, in hopes that the answer would be a mild-'Of course! Who hasn't?' and we would continue with the previous subject.
No such luck.
The answer was usually a burst of laughter and then the curiously dubious face 'Have you?'
I suppose you have already guessed what my answer is.
I kiss every frog I meet.
Every. Single. One.
First I have to chase them down of course, but I have had a lot of practice with catching small slippery creatures. I have the usual conversation with them, wonder out loud if they'll actually turn into my handsome Prince this time, then close my eyes and wish.
The frog is usually stunned for a moment or two and then begins to croak loudly and squirm desperately out of my grip. I sigh and let them go.
I have kissed many many frogs in my time. But I have never found my Prince.
Perhaps I am believing in the wrong fairy tale?
Yet Prince Phillip has yet to sweep up behind me and finish my song of dreaming, As much as I would want to I unfortunately did not grow up under the Sea, I'm not to eager to convort with the Beast, I'm not trying to escape the pressures of a Palace life or the bullying of a step family, and I most certainly do not turn into an ogre at night-though my brother might argue that point. So where do I fit in?
I'm thinking perhaps I have been looking in the wrong places. Like Stitch, I've been trying to steal stories that are simply already taken.
I'm thinking perhaps it's time to write my own.

13 comments:

Bri... only she said...

So, I was sitting in Vocal Point rehersal trying to be quiet while they chatted and reading blogs when I read the lines "I kiss every frog I meet. Every. Single. One." I totally squealed. Aloud! completely interrupting rehearsal, causing me to turn bright red and know i'm desperately hoping no one asks me what I read that caused that reaction. ROFL

You write your own story babe. It'll far surpass all those silly Disney Princesses. You're the most amazing heroine I've ever met. Your "ever after" is out there, it may not be what you expect but it's coming. I hope you enjoy every moment along the way.

P.S. Please read my comment on Momsie's latest post.

Bri... only she said...

Oh. btw. After reading a little mythology I have decided I absolutely adore your new blog title.

x o x o

Paige's Pages said...

I say keep believing in fairy tales my friend, but dont be afraid to re-write them as well. :) Life is what you make it, and I for one am much happier when I believe in those "silly disney" stories :)

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Mona said...

This is so delightful! My favorite line: "I'm thinking perhaps I have been looking in the wrong places. Like Stitch, I've been trying to steal stories that are simply already taken. I'm thinking perhaps it's time to write my own." YES YES YES

KayKay :D said...

Where would I be without Disney? Alas-half my humor and understanding of the world would be void.
Would you believe I am quite literally thinking about WRITING my own fairy tale? LOL
...Still working out the whole Prince character...
But I've got quite a beginning going! hehehe
Anywho-Thanks for all the wonderful comments! Im so glad I could make you laugh :) Its so fun to be able to share my silly thoughts and have you all respond to them;)
Love you all! <3

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KayKay :D said...

Dear Chinese Friends--

While I would love to hear your thoughts on my writing, I am afraid that I only took two semesters of Chinese and that was more than a year ago. I only understand about 30% of what you are saying when you write in character. Please comment only in English on this blog.

Thankyou!