Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Princess Calliope

I overheard a conversation the other day between Calliope (who was sitting outdoors on a blanket dressed in one of her many princess costumes and playing with dolls) and some random boy who was at least a year older and a head taller than she.

Boy: You're not a princess.

Calliope: Yes, I am.

Boy: You're not a REAL princess.

Calliope (puts down dolls, stands up, and actually flicks her hair at this kid): I have long hair like a princess, and I have a princess dress, so I AM a princess.

Boy: (Silence.)

I have never before been so proud to have a little princess for a daughter.