Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
I can think of 1000 reasons a princess will believe in a fairy god mother. Can you?
My daddy and mommy say I am a princess. I think someone pays them to say that. I am not sure
I know I am not as pretty as Ariel or Cinderella or Belle or Mulan or Jasmine or any of those guys even though my daddy says I am prettier than all of them put together. But who knows? Maybe someday I will be. Especially with the kind of mother I have.
I am about 1000 days old. That’s a lot for a little guy like me. I mean, well, um…it’s my whole life. How long is your whole life?
One thing has been cant says tent (Ed: consistent) for the first 1000 days of my life.
Every day of my life, when I wake up my mommy is there. When I go to bed my mommy is there. When I get up in the middle of the night… mommy is there. When I am sick, when I am happy, when I am anything… my mommy is always there. Always always there.
Daddy said that if she played baseball (it’s baseball season), and mommy were a pitcher, she’d have a perfect record – 30-0. If she were a batter she’d be batting 1000. If she were a fielder, she’d be fielding 1000. She has never dropped the ball.
My daddy comes and goes. Mostly comes, but sometimes he has to go somewhere to buy baked onions. (Ed: bacon as in bring home the bacon.) I am not sure that’s always a good thing cuz my mommy doesn’t let me eat it. But she says daddy has to do it and doesn’t seem to mind when he goes.
As a matter of fact my daddy isn’t even here now. But my mommy is.
Princesses will believe in something they can deep end (Ed: depend) on. Something they can trust. Something that is wee little able (Ed: reliable). I mean when Cinderella was in deep doo doo (my daddy’s words) her fairy god mother helped out.
The key word is mother. She called on her mother.
That’s the way my mommy is. Always there. And when I need something I can ask her and she will be there for me. Always. Just like God is always there for us, says Daddy.
And, that’s why this little princess believes in fairy god mothers.
I love my mommy.
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