Friday, April 29, 2011

Once upon a time...

I totally stayed up all night watching the Royal Wedding.  I cannot resist a good Fairytale.  I LOVED IT!!   I will admit that I was only up because I had to feed Baby E.  But that was at 1:45.  At 5:15 though he was fast asleep and I was still VERY enthralled by the whole thing. 
How many girls have pretended to be a PRINCESS???  How many little girls every day put on plastic high heels and a tiara and prance about the house "dancing" with Prince Charming.  I know Emersyn is only 3 and already wants to grow up to be a princess or a doctor.  Who can blame her???  Even as she watched the news this morning she recognized the loveliness of the Princess and said..."Oh there is her Prince Charming.  They are going to get married and live Happily Ever After."   Oh I hope you are right little girl!!!
Now I realize I am not British.  AND I realize we fought pretty hard to rid ourselves of a Monarchy, but WOW.  I mean I have NEVER thought....OH I wish I was Chelsea Clinton.  Or OH I hope I grow up to be First Lady.  But a Princess.  I could get used to that.  I also realize I am a chubby 31 year old housewife.  The odds of becoming a Princess....NOT GOOD.   BUT  I COULD be a Princess.  That is what makes it so lovely I guess.  The fact that she started off life like every other little girl and now is in line to be a QUEEN.  
Speaking of Queens...what a cutie.  I look like a ghost in yellow, but she really pulled it off.  I hope I am so lovely at 85 years old.  And they said that she attended over 300 state events last year.  What a work horse. 

 Now I know I could have watched re-plays of the wedding and gotten to sleep a little bit, but what a ONCE IN A LIFETIME thing.  I remember staying up all night and watching the footage of Princess Diana on the night she died.  OH how that affected all of us non-monarched Americans.  Good thing we separated ourselves from those horrible Brits:)  I guess we did not separate ourselves QUITE as much as we thought. 

Old people can see footage of the Moon Landing, Kennedy Assasination, Martin Luther King know all of those monumental moments and say....I remember the day that happened I was.....
I can look back and say....I watched that wedding live in the middle of the night on the night that my little darling girl turned 3.  She is my sweet little Princess!!!

I cannot resist a Disney ending in a movie.  I cannot resist a love story in a book.  AND I cannot resist a good wedding. 
Who would not want to get married in THIS beautiful place.  I am a wanna be world traveler.  I hope that some day I can go and see ALL of the places I only read about.  I LOVE reading about Kings and Castles, and Knights and Chivalry.  SOME DAY I will go here and say...HEY this is just where the wedding reception was......or hey those are the crown jewels that Kate wore to her wedding. 

SOME DAY I will walk the British streets and wear a funny hat.  SOME DAY I will visit Buckingham Palace and Clarence House and Westminster Abbey and Hyde Park and....oh  SOME DAY!!! 
But for today I got to pretend...or ATTEND as Emersyn calls it. 

What a beautiful day.  I am glad I got to experience even one SMALL part of it.  What a wonderful chance to get lost in the world of love and grandeur, pomp and princes, dreams and fantasy.  What a day to forget about politics and money and diapers and just remember what it is like to be a newlywed again. 
What a day to begin believing AGAIN in Happily Ever Afters....


marciekoch said...

It would've been so fun to watch together! I'm up for a London trip for sure. Arrange that babysitter! Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. :)

Grammie said...

Let me be the first to say...I LOVE your commentary of the royal wedding...we all love a good fairy tale!

Countrylivn' said...

Im so glad you posted this, I loved the wedding also, it was so ROMANTIC, I just hope it is "real", you know. For now I am going to believe it is, it was so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!