My Dear New Friend,
Hello Dear Friend:
I’m Amelia, the author, and the mom. My children, Isabella and Sophia, love princess stories. And, now, so do I.
One night, after reading Cinderella, the girls said, naturally, “Read it again!” Instead of doing that, I continued with the rest of the Cinderella story. I told them the following:
And, that’s how Princesses With a Twist began. Sitting in bed, with my daughters... Just like that.
Isabella and Sophia listened, mesmerized. When Cinderella called Snow White to see if the seven dwarves could give her some advice on how to make a great team of workers, they were delighted. The fact that Cinderella reached out to Snow for some advice tickled them. Suddenly, all of the princesses – plus a few other story book characters – were in contact. It was magic.
Night after night, Isabella and Sophia asked for more. We learned all kinds of things about Cinderella. Not only did she build her glass slipper factory, she became a serial entrepreneur, and opened another company, called Cinderella’s Cleaning School (where she put one of her best skillsets into action). She built the first glass building in the Kingdom (a library), and single-handedly transformed the architecture of the Kingdom. What a great option for a role model.
Now, that Cinderella story is one I could tell over and over. And, I did. Isabella and Sophia – and their friends – only wanted more.
The classic princess stories still exist at our house. The only difference from any other house is Cinderella’s story continues. The Happy Ending really is pretty happy, and that’s because Cinderella is happy. She is living her dream.
Girls are girls, so there is a lot of room for princess stories. Once they had a couple of Cinderella stories under their belts, they wanted to know whatever happened to Beauty, and The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, and some more storybook characters. And that’s how Princesses With a Twist expanded!
I hope you love the stories as much as we do, and rest easy that the little girls you love so much are able to enjoy the variety of Happy Endings that exist for these very special Princesses With A Twist.
Here’s to you, Good Parent, for searching for the best messages to imprint on your little one’s brains.
Love from Amelia