Do You Believe in Fairy Tales?

I want to know why Humpty Dumpy was on the wall. Do you realize they never did tell us why? He’s on the wall, he falls, no one can put him together again, but you know, if you’re an egg, and you’re on a wall, you know the slightest breeze might cause you to roll… I’m thinking you don’t get on a wall, right?

Was he suicidal? A bad egg? Perhaps he just wanted attention?

“Lullabye, and goodnight… When the morning is near, I will wake you my dear…”

Do me a favor, wait until the morning is HERE to wake me, okay?

“Rock-a-bye baby in the the treetop… when the wind blows, the cradle will rock. When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, and down will come baby, cradle and all.”

Obviously, they don’t live in Texas. A cradle in a treetop is definite grounds for a Child Protective Services investigation.

“And they all lived happily ever after…”

Uhm, no, the ‘good guys’ might have lived happily ever after, but trust me, the bad guys, they did not.

Somehow, I guess we overlook that in fairy tales.

In my life, I’ve never been one for the fantasy fairy tales. When Cinderella married Prince Charming, I often wondered if at some point along the way, he took up a drinking problem, she got fat, and they both had affairs. They went on the Steve Wilkos show and got paternity testing, and Charming got thrown off the stage.

I want to know the story that goes on behind the story.

I have very long hair… it comes down to my ass and I sit on it, that’s how long it is. I love my hair. It’s taken me over 13 years with very little trimming to get it to this length.

But folks want me to believe Rappunzel?

Not only believe that the hair could grow that long, that fast, but that it wouldn’t hurt? I mean, I roll over at night while lying on my own hair, and THAT hurts, but some dude can climb up her hair into a tower without 1) pulling her right out the window or 2) causing her to scream in pain? I don’t care how skinny he is, my hair can’t hold the weight of a grown man – he’d scalp me!

Yeah…

Well, time for a shower… so I can go, you know, wash my hair.

Ya’ll have a fantastic day! What’s your favorite fairy tale and why? Did you read fairy tales as a child?

Love and stuff,
Michy

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3 comments to Do You Believe in Fairy Tales?

  • Cathy Thorneycroft Graham  says:

    What a fun post! You posed some thought provoking questions, there, Michy! ;) I had a good chuckle, especially about Rapunzel. Yes, the idea of a guy hanging off her hair is a little far fetched alright. LOL!

    I used to love fairy tales as a kid. I still love them, especially the tales where the downtrodden overcome their plight such as Cinderella. They do tend to show women as weak in many of the fairy tales, waiting for their prince to come rescue them so they can live happily ever after. Glad to see that Disney tries to address that when making a fairy tale cartoon and the girl heroines are stronger (Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Jasmine in Aladdin for example) than they were in the earlier cartoons of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

    I love all the magic and fantasy in fairy tales. As a kid, I always wished I could have magic powers.

    Realistic? Not at all, but there is something appealing about them that makes them still popular hundreds of years later.

    Have you seen that TV show “Once upon a time”? I watched it a few times and even though I found it a bit confusing, I was totally mesmerized.

  • Buffy  says:

    Princess and the Pea, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and so many other fairy tales informed my childhood dreams and nightmares, both. Fairy tales were meant to be allegories, cautionary tales to teach small children consequences of bad behavior or poor choices, but also to dream of endless possibilities and opportunities. Anything was possible.

    And so I still choose to believe in endless possibility. Sometimes my own personal fairy tale seems in need of a fairy godmother or a magic bean or a special goose… but patience and gratitude always deliver one or another of them to me, in some form or another.

    Yep. I still love fairy tales. And they still have happy endings, if you look for them.

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