Princess P had a beautiful pink ruffled skirt. Her great-grandma, Grammy, gave it to her as a special gift.
Princess P wore that skirt every chance she could. She’d wear it every day if her mother would let her. But, sometimes it was dirty and had to be washed, so Princess P had to wear something else. She wore her 2nd favorite – a blue, long-sleeved shirt with sunflowers on it. Between the two choices, Princess P didn’t wear much else.
But, when Princess P turned four, she outgrew the pink ruffled skirt and reluctantly gave it to her little sister, Princess Sweetie Pie. Princess Sweetie Pie, too, loved that pink ruffled skirt and Princess Sweetie Pie, too, wanted to wear the pink ruffled skirt everywhere and all the time.
What was it with that pink ruffled skirt that made it so special? Was it magic? No, it wasn’t magic. But, Princess P said it surely was special because she gave it to Princess Sweetie Pie and Grammy gave it to her.
Well, Princess Sweetie Pie outgrew the pink ruffled skirt too. Princess P and Princess Sweetie Pie were sad and didn’t want to give the pink ruffled skirt away to just anyone. Also, because they wore it all the time, the pink ruffled skirt was frayed and showed signs of wear.
So, Princess P asked her Auntie Carole, “What should we do with the pink ruffled skirt?” Princess P had a brilliant idea. Princess P said, “Let’s make a pillowcase as a special gift to Grammy!” So, they did. And, now the pink ruffled skirt is on Grammy’s bed!
Editor’s Note: This is a partly made up story. We did not make a pillowcase for Grammy, although it is on a future “to do” list. The Princesses P were visiting me and Charlie at our home recently and when they arrived, I was at my computer. So they all came back to my office to “help.” They saw me copying and pasting clip art to a document and were intrigued. I happened upon a pink ruffled skirt and asked if they had one. They both shook their heads “yes.” I asked if they would like to write a story about their pink ruffled skirts and they again shook their heads “yes.” Thus, this story was born.
They were sitting beside me on a stool, at the computer, and Princess Sweetie Pie was leaning into my arm. She kept getting heavier and heavier. Finally, Tiffany whispered, “She’s asleep!” and snapped this picture. Princess Sweetie Pie fell asleep on my arm! Lord, that child can fall asleep anywhere!
Princess Sweetie Pie asleep on Auntie Carole’s arm! Writing a blog post is hard work and she was just DONE!
The very next day, Tiffany took the girls shopping (not unusual; she takes them almost everywhere with her!) and in this particular store, there was a pink ruffled skirt! Princess Sweetie Pie would have nothing less than owning that pink ruffled skirt, so Tiffany bought it for her and Princess Sweetie Pie wore it for several days in a row until it had to be washed!
Princess Sweetie Pie in her new pink ruffled skirt asleep on her blanket after a hard morning of playing with her older sister, Princess P. It’s such a miracle how little minds work – she is only 2½ years old and writing this story together had a big impact on her!
Anyway, here are some pictures to share:
Princess Sweetie Pie asleep yet again! This time she’s on Tiffany’s foot. Both older sister, Princess P, and Princess Sweetie Pie had been swimming in our pool and got cold, so Tiffany put them in their jammies. Tiffany was working on a project on the floor of my dining room and Princess Sweetie Pie wanted to help. The next thing we knew, she was asleep!
Princess Sweetie Pie taking a nap in Auntie Carole’s pink “Princess Room,” decorated in honor of all of Auntie Carole’s many nieces!
And last, but certainly not least, the beautiful, amazing, talented young writer – Princess P! She sleeps, too, only not as often because now she’s five-years-old and no longer takes naps!