Once upon a time, there was a princess. For entertainment purposes only, we will call this princess Aunt Michelle. But she was a princess, and quite beautiful, to boot. She should also add that her sister was a mermaid:
Years passed and Backwoods Brother stopped crossing his eyes long enough to learn how to play music. He was good, though Queen Patty would also say that his playing stage presence left something to be desired.
Those sick musical skills came in handy when he met and wooed a Fair Maiden from a different royal family. Some would say it was love at first sight. Though, Princess Michelle worries for the sanity of the Fair Maiden. I mean, look at Backwoods Brother!
But, love is blind (or cross eyed) and soon enough, Princess Michelle, Mermaid Angela, Backwoods Brother, Fair Maiden, and the rest of the gain (Queen Mum Nanni, Queen Patty, King Al, and Duchesses Phil and Jo-Jo) were excited to welcome the newest member of their clan!
One cold day in January, King Al took Princess Michelle out for her first driving lesson on Nanni’s old steer. He was quite terrified because Princess Michelle had just received her driver’s permit and had never been behind the wheel before. It was also not a bright or sunny day and there was still snow on the ground from Christmas. But off they went…
(It was only 2002… cell phones were obviously not as small or functional back then)
After King Al’s crazy drive over (which included almost being pulled over by the kingdom’s sheriff), Princess Michelle was super happy to see that all of the royal subjects had gathered in the comfortable waiting room. “Any minute now…” she thought, “Any minute and we will finally get to meet the newest little princess!”
Well, minutes passed… and then hours… Princess Michelle became restless and resorted to reading hospital pamphlets and watching old episodes of Maury.
But just when she thought she couldn’t wait any longer, the newest Princess arrived. Princess Michelle could have sworn that moment she knew that Princess Madison had arrived, trumpets sounded and parades went by (but it turned out it was just Mermaid Angela practicing). Either way, everyone in the Kingdom were so happy to welcome such a beautiful baby- maybe one of the fairest she will ever see. (she got that fairness from her mom)
As Princess Madison grew up, Princess Michelle could only love her more. She knew that one day, she would grow up and do great things. Maybe be a pilot of a huge plane:
But Princess Michelle knew that she could do anything because, on the day she was born, Princess Michelle knew that she was special. Princess Madison was everyone’s wish come true. And, even when she was too young to speak, she could make anyone smile, even the often grumpy Mermaid Angela.
Today, just happens to be Princess Madison’s birthday. And even though Princess Michelle is ruling over another kingdom far away, she thinks of Princess Madison every day and counts down the days till she gets to see her again. But, in the meantime, she knows that Princess Madison will always be kind to others and take care of those in need- including Prince Alex. She will be a good student and an even better friend. And in the next 9 years, she will learn to drive, go to high school, look at colleges, figure out long division, and maybe even meet a worthy boy to take to dances.
So here’s to Princess Madison’s “Happily Ever After!”