Posts Tagged ‘book’

I Am A Total Princess.

Prince William and I

First thing is first.  My husband is totally cool with this photo….he created it while we were watching the wedding together on the couch.  It was for a bit of a laugh on facebook 🙂

This wedding made a lot of girls think about life as a princess and what it would be like to one day be the Queen of a country.  I had many conversations with friends leading up to the wedding about the pros and cons of being a princess, “I would hate it cause you have no privacy, poor girl”, “Imagine having her life and being in her shoes right now – how exciting!”.

Perhaps it has something to do with the age of the prince and princess (being close to your age it makes you think…wow, it could have been me!!!….kind of….I guess….if I looked like her…and lived in England….and did all the things she did…and went to school with Prince William….okay, fine – it could never be me…..).

I love that we all are princesses of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords….our own heavenly Father!  If you have no idea WHAT I am talking about, you absolutely need to read: Captivating. This book unveils the truth behind God’s creation of woman and her purpose.  It explains why, as little girls, we loved to dress up and pretend to be princesses at some stage – it has been ingrained in us by our Creator!  It details why we still love to be treated like princesses by the princes in our lives.  I love that my husband (after 12 years together) still carries things for me, does things for me like vacuuming and cleaning the bathrooms and fixes everything…even when he is exhausted, desires to spoil me and make me feel beautiful and special.  And he calls me princess. I love that I married my very own prince…and God is my ultimate King.

Kids & the World…their view

I love the quirky things children come up with.  Their insight into the workings of the world are just so beautiful.  When I used to work in Prep, I would come home with all sorts of stories around what the children would tell me about life with their big-eyed seriousness.

The World According to Kids: A child’s eye view of life, love and chocolate cake‘, by Sally Collins, is a sweet little book I picked up at a second-hand bookstore on the Sunshine Coast about some of the funny things kids say.

Here are some words of wisdom –

When your mum is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair – Taylia, 11

If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse – Naomi, 15

(Waking suddenly after her first memory of a dream), Mummy! I’ve got movies behind my eyes! – Greta, 3

Never talk back to a teacher whose eyes and ears and twitching – Andrew, 9

(When asked why you have to go to school), Because children have to have a run and the school has a bigger yard – Eve, 5

(While running to the toilet), Stay in there wee-wee, I’m putting you in the toilet – Georgia, 3

(Pointing at his bottom), I’ve got a frog in there – Alexander, 2

(When asked where the food goes), It comes out our brain – Ned, 4

Some of the kids at school say that God is everywhere but if that’s true, he’s in our chairs and we are sitting on him – Alexa, 6

When I grow up I don’t want to be an adult anyway. I want to be a fireman – Harry, 4

(When asked what he wants to be when he grows up), A policeman – so I can arrest our school – Lincoln, 5

Mummy, why are your muscles underneath your arm and everyone else’s are on top? – Callum, 7

I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones – Lauren, 4