Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Modern Fairy Tale

Once there was a handsome prince who was married to a good and capable girl of semi-noble upbringing. They had three fine, young children. One day, the prince came home with small, collectible toy cars for each of the children. His wife thought it sweet. Then the prince began bringing home more small, collectible toy cars more frequently, first for the children and then for himself. And later still, the prince began a collection for his good and capable wife. At last, the wife began to think that the prince was spending way too much of his hard-earned money on such things and worried what message this was sending to the fine, young children. As sweetly as she could, she hesitantly voiced her concerns to her handsome prince. His reply melted her heart, "Well, when I was a kid, my collection was stolen so I can't share it with my kids." That was all the prince had to say. Instantly, his wife totally understood, smiled and kissed her handsome prince and vowed in her heart to never, ever complain or worry about this issue again.

The End.

9 comments:

Mama Self said...

It's sweet that he would share his hobby with you all that way, by sharing. And it's good that you so quickly understand your prince's heart, as I can unfortunately be a blockhead the first few rounds of discussions before I understand...

Good to have you back. :)

The Cooking Lady said...

What a wonderful story. Who could deny him his simple pleasure after that response!

Leingang Family said...

Now that is a wonderful story! I love the way you wrote it.

I enjoyed getting to see your prince at WinCo last week! I wish you had been there, too. It would have been fun to see you again!

Cate said...

Hi Kate,

just stopping in to say hi - am thinking of you!

C x

appleleaf said...

Thanks for thinking of a way to tell that as a parable. Stories are powerful tools. Not only are you all getting immediately enjoyment from those gifts but it'll become a treasured family tradition/memory too.
Thanks for your comments on my blog. It's really encouraging to know that we're being prayed for. We appreciate you guys and your support. As you see, I'm just trying to think of little things to move books. You just never know when somebody might come across one.
Blessings,
Paula

appleleaf said...

I forgot to say, I remember having a treasured collection stolen too. It's a real wrench to the gut when that happens.
Paula

jugglingpaynes said...

AWWWWWWWW!
That is so cute! What a sweet husband.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers! I think Marina must be having a great time in Italy, I haven't heard from her since Wednesday! She supposed to be in Florence.

Peace and Laughter!

jugglingpaynes said...

Marina is coming home tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to get some pictures up over the weekend.

Thank you again for all your prayers!

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

ComfyDenim said...

What a sweet story.