Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Prince Charming . . . The Idiot

While watching Disney's Cinderella the other day for the 16th gazillion time, I had a thought.  (I know.  I know.  A rare occurrence!)  What is the big deal about the prince anyway?  Yes.  He is handsome.  And, yes, there is that whole royalty thing, which could be nice ( A butler and a maid?  In my dreams!) but, in reality, he is not all that.

Quite honestly, the prince is an idiot.


That's right. 

I said idiot!

Consider this . . . Cinderella dances with the prince and only the prince for the entire evening at the ball.  Shouldn't that amount of physical and emotional contact lend itself to allowing him to remember what she looks like?  Instead of searching the kingdom for the beautiful blonde girl that stole his heart while he danced with her, the prince uses a shoe to determine if he has the right girl.


A shoe??!!

Even my eight year old daughter knows that a beautiful pair of shoes is not just owned by one woman.  If that were the case, Manolo's would never have achieved their cult status.  Women love beautiful shoes. And, women buy beautiful shoes at any price!  After all, a savvy shoe will never be too small because you ate your weight in french fries.  So, chances are  good that  another lovely lady may have had a pair of glass slippers somewhere in her closet or under her bed, saving them for just the right occasion.  

By using a shoe as his meter stick, the prince was taking a serious chance with fate.

Furthermore, didn't the prince and Cindy talk at all during the evening?  Didn't they stop to get punch and chat about their hobbies ( him-playing polo, perhaps, at the castle and her-sweeping up ashes)?  If he was really interested in her, wouldn't he have tried to find out about her hopes, her dreams, her loves? 

Isn't it possible (even probable) that the prince was completely superficial.  That he was a pretty boy that wanted a pretty girl on his arm.  He only judged Cinderella on her outer beauty.  Clearly, if he would have met her in her ashy, non-fairy godmother attire, he would have walked right by her.  By only dancing with her and not finding out about the real Cinderella, the prince just proves that he was only out for a nice piece of ass.

But before you say, poor Cinderella . . . consider that she wasn't innocent in this either.

Cinderella was a hard working, self supporting girl.  She could cook, she could clean, and she was a seamstress.  This girl needed a spot on Project Runway, not a night dancing with the royal idiot.  Yes, Cindy sold herself short.  She fell for the pretty boy.  And, she lived happily ever after.

I guess that is why it's called a fairy tale.

Personally . . . I'll take my not-so-pretty boy that gets me coffee, plays cards with me, and makes me laugh any day. 

He may not be royalty, but at least he is not an idiot.


  1. Bwahahahaha! As I tell my daughter every time she gets on the Prince Charming kick.....

    Once upon a time was a long, long time ago and it was only one day. Go to college and get a good job and learn how to manage your money because Prince Charming is probably divorced with children which means a huge child support payment. He can add to your life, but he won't make your life all THAT.

    She's heard it so much, she now recites it to her friends when they start talking about him.

    Thanks for the reminder....

  2. Me too, me too. I'll take my prince any day. No money, no royalty but plenty of everything else. You do wonder about those movies at times. You make me laugh, I love reading you blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. Take care.

  3. What a cute cute post! We did our kitchen after the kids went to bed...so much more enjoyable! ;)

    Thanks so much for making my SITs' Day special!
    Lana @ www.ilovemy5kids.blogspot.com

    May the Lord bless you today!

  4. I have my own version of what happened.

    The Prince wasn't that into the whole ball and looking-for-a-wife thing. He just danced with Cinderella the whole night to shut his father up about getting married off.

    The clock strikes midnight, she disappears and his father tells him if he doesn't go after that girl and marry her, he doesn't get to be king.

    He doesn't remember anything about her, including what she looks like, because he spent the whole night wondering how many visits he could make to the refreshment table without looking rude, and didn't pay any attention to what she was saying. And in the end, all he has to go on, is a shoe.

    I don't know happened after he found her. But I'm sure he realized how cool she was then and decided he liked her.

    Yeah. Something like that.

    Anyway, thank you so much for visiting last week on my SITS day!

  5. Great post! I've never been into pretty boys. I was always afraid I'd have to fight for the mirror. That said, my husband is very handsome....and he requires very little mirror time, thank goodness.

    Stopping by from SITS...hope you are having a great day.

  6. I've always hated Cindy and her Prince. I agree. Idiots. Both of them. Perhaps they deserved each other, and after all ... they did live happily ever after!

    Psh! Fairy Tale fer sher ... ;)


  7. Hah, YOU are funny!!! I have a boy so I don't watch much of those fairy tales. But SpongeBob and Patrick are real idiots too and I don't particularly enjoy watching them either :)

    I wanted to thank you for sharing in my SITS day on 10/29. I have been getting around to everyone everyday and only made a dent so far :) Oh, LOVE wings and cold beer myself!

  8. To Funny! I think the Prince may have had his beer goggles on?

  9. HAHA!! Point well made! Good call on that one. I never thought of it like that! Touché :)

  10. What a great post! I will never be able to watch Cinderella the same way again. ;)

    Stopping in from SITS!


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