Recently, I read “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (pardon the politically incorrectness of the selection) to the kids and now they are quite smitten by the story.
Since I get bored with the same old story, I am thinking that I should tell them my own bedtime stories. Here’s one to start off with:
1. Pu Yi – Better looking than the real Pu Yi, he’s also more enthusiastic and exuberant. He’s also been calling his fellow countrymen and countrywomen to jump onto the bandwagon (!!!) and he’s innocently excited about it when he tells me so. I can only smile.
He gave me a heart attack once when he replied his friend from another region in AN EXTREMELY LOUD VOICE. I waited breathlessly to see if that friend may just deck him in the face but thankfully, that gentleman responded with much grace. Now, they may even get on like a house on fire.
2. Prince of Egypt – Handsome, regal and tall, the Prince walked into the room and sat right in front of me. Since the other testosterones were filling up the room and the clever girls sort of clustered together away from them, I didn’t notice him.
His Majesty decided to address me and was displeased when I showed ignorance of his country of residence. I humbly apologized and the Royal was appeased. Then, His Majesty proceeded to take leave, of which I was suitably suspicious.
After a brief but eloquent exchange, His Majesty decided that this midget is actually Medusa.
Honestly, I found it a bit nerve-wracking talking with the prince-ling since he is charming and courteous. Thanks to my poker-playing father, I called my bluff and His Majesty folded his cards
He also kept his word and showed up as he had promised. Plus, he helped with housekeeping and shows a lot of promise. I am hoping that as a leader of the pack, he will set a shining example for future pharaohs. He enjoys his box seats.
3. Genghiz Khan – Moody, he growls when he feels like it or when he’s call on. Unpredictable, unfathomable. I wish he’d pay more attention to his expanding empire…
4. The Happy Prince – The rightful Genghiz Khan, he is more Olaf than Hans. Because of that, he is always dreaming of summer!
5. Pu Yi II – Quiet and reflective, he’s my trump card because he makes me laugh. He’s a smart guy and I hope that he’ll come out of his shell soon to save his country…
6. King Solomon – Smart and insightful. A royal treasure.
7. King Edward VIII – He knows what he wants but it’s yet to be seen if he’ll do it takes.
I am waiting for the day when the Prince of Egypt, the Happy Prince and King Edward VIII will meet to discuss current affairs – will it turn out to be a Clash of the Titans??? Stay tuned.