One of the prompts for Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop this week was:
5. If you had to choose a Disney princess to live the rest of your life as…which princess would you choose and why?
Much like Kat, I have to say my answer would be Belle. It’s always been Belle, really, since the first time I saw Beauty and the Beast as a young girl. Don’t get me wrong – there are a lot of great princesses that have come along – each with their own merits.
I love that Elsa doesn’t need a prince or king to make her happy and it would be awesome if the cold never bothered me anyway – but I think I’ll pass on her seriously messed up childhood, thanks.
Her sister Anna is perpetually cheerful and optimistic and in a lot of ways I’d LOVE to be Anna. She gets, by far, the best of the princes (I realize he’s not actually a prince, this does not bother me in the least) and her attitude takes her far in life. But again – messed up childhood – and truthfully, I’m a bit too skeptical to pass for Anna and I don’t mind that.
Mulan is brave ; Snow White cleans like a boss ; Cinderella totally wins on the rags to riches contest ; Rapunzel is spunky as all heck and can pull off any hair style ; Merida is fiesty and, well, brave, and has the best accent. I could go on. Disney has given us plenty to choose from.
But at the end of the day, I think anyone who knows me – knows that I’m this girl:
I want adventure in the great wide somewhere. I can totally relate to Belle’s wanderlust.
I would absolutely lose myself in that castle library. Head stuck in a book? Check.
I think Belle’s father is awesome and in a lot of ways I can relate to her relationship with him.
Gaston is the worst and I love that Belle doesn’t just swoon for the obvious town heart throb like all the other girls.
Um, magical talking and dancing silverware that serves me elaborate french dinners and desserts?
And maybe every girl doesn’t dream about marrying a big hairy beast, but when my husband’s beard borders on out of control, I realize…
I might actually be Belle.
Which Princess would you be?