I’ve gotta tell you, having a daughter can be great for a guy’s ego. Lately Annie has been obsessed with playing “pretend,” and tells anyone who will listen that she’s Cinderella. Inevitably, when people say, “You’re Cinderella, are you?” She will spin to me and say, “And he’s Prince Charming!”
“That’s right,” I respond as I pop my collar. “I’m Prince Charming.”
It doesn’t stop there though. When Annie isn’t pretending to be Cinderella she’s pretending to be Rapunzel from the movie Tangled. This means that she points to me and yells, “Daddy! You’re Flynn Rider!” You know, as in the suave, swash buckling hero of the film. Yeah, that’s me, I guess. Suave and swash buckling.
I think Annie’s hair is nearly as long in real life
Annie is so cute when she’s in full on pretend mode. If you call her “Annie” she will vehemently shake her head and yell, “No! I Rapunzel!” Also, in addition to calling me Flynn Rider, she calls Rigby by the name of Rapunzel’s chameleon sidekick,”Pascal.” She’s assigned a character to Heather, too, but unfortunately for Heather it’s “Mother Gothel,” the evil baddie who kidnaps Rapunzel and holds her hostage in a tower for years and years. This annoys Heather to no end, especially when I rub it in a bit. “Ha, ha! You’re the evil mother! And I’m Flynn Rider!”
Luckily for Heather, Annie’s latest game of pretend revolves around the movie, “The Little Mermaid.” Perhaps because of Heather’s red hair, Annie ran up to her yesterday and announced, “You’re Ariel, Mama!”
“I am?” Heather said, pleased. “Who are you then if I’m Ariel?”
Annie thought a moment and yelled, “I’m Flounder!!!”
When I heard Annie had honored Heather with the role of Ariel I smiled and thought, “Good for Heather. I’m glad she gets to be someone good this time. I can’t ALWAYS play all the cool parts.” Yep. I was totally okay with Heather being Ariel. That is until Annie ran up to me and said, “Dadda! You Scuttle!”
“Scuttle? Who’s Scuttle?” I asked. “Is that the Prince’s name? Prince Scuttle?”
Heather burst into laughter. “Uh, no. Scuttle is not the prince.”
“Then who the heck is Scuttle?!?!”
This. THIS is Scuttle. The stupid Seagull. I am so not cool with this, Annie.
Sigh. All I can do, I guess, is wait for Annie’s “Little Mermaid” phase to pass so I can go back to being Prince Charming.
Kate @ UpsideBackwards says:
I remember when Pearl liked to be Dora. “Mummy, you’re Backpack! And Daddy, you are Swiper!” He hadn’t heard the first bit, just “you are Swiper” and ran the last two words together in his head. He was shocked and insulted and neither she nor I knew why… luckily it was soon sorted out and he could laugh about it! So I think the seagull isn’t so bad. You’ll be Prince Charming again soon enough
AAhh….Look on the BRIGHT side Mike!!! It could ALWAYS be WORSE!! Annie could have said you were….URSULA!! Awkward!!! HHmm….maybe being Scuttle isn’t so bad afterall?!?! Ha ha ha
You’re lucky, Mike! Our daughter is also into the princesses, but she finds it more fun to play the guy sometimes. My husband has been Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Tangled (what she calls Rapunzel).
Those pictures rock!! I’m sure Annie loved them.
Those pictures are too funny! Loved this post.
Loved this post
Mommy Boots says:
One time, after watching Lord of the Rings, my girl declared that she was Frodo, her best friend was Sam, and that my husband? Was Gollum.
I laughed until I cried.
These pictures are awesome! Love this post!
I am stuck with Mother Gothel EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
HAHAAHAH! Thanks for the laugh this morning
Very cute! “The Little Mermaid” was my absolute favorite movie as a kid, so you might not get out of that one soon, Mike!
Hilarious post, but the pictures are, for me, the best part. Love them!
Mrs Marcos says:
I am 15 years older than my youngest sister, she came of “pretending age” when Little Mermaid was the big movie. She was always “Ariel,” out other sister was the Prince, our younger brother always deemed “Flounder”…and I was always named “The Big Fat Scary Sea Bitch, Ursula.” That isn’t a typo, she couldn’t pronounce Ws correctly.
OMG! That’s too funny!!!
Ummm…have you thought of reminding her about Prince Eric in the Little Mermaid??? Or is Rigby play that part? LOL
Great post with awesome pictures!
And just remember: you’ll always be her Prince Charming (until hormones hit and every boy she sees appears to be P.C.–then you’ll be the evil step-mother who locks her away for her own good!)
Bianca P says:
Ahahahaha I love this. Those pictures are great. I bet Annie thinks they’re hilarious!!
So cute…love the pictures.
LOLThat was funny!! I like these stories.