My Dad Stole My Princesses

During his lunch hour, my husband takes my daughter to get her haircut so I could take E to an appointment. Being the paranoid person that I am, I arrive prepared.

Me: Here’s her change of clothing in case she has an accident and she didn’t eat much lunch so here are all the leftovers and here’s your lunch and she needs her bangs cut and here’s her purse of princesses and we’ll see you soon.

The hour goes smoothly up through and including the kid exchange. Until our way home, my daughter asks: Where are my princesses?

Are you referring to the very same princesses that you sleep, bath and eat dinner with EVERY SINGLE DAY? Your collection that grows stronger each week fighting off bad guys between hugs and “we love each other so much”?

Me: Dada didn’t drop you off with your purse of princess?

My daughter: I don’t know. Where are they?

I realize that Scott handed me nothing but N. No bags, no food and NO PRINCESSES

Me {because I’m so kind and awesome and my thoughts are full of cursing}: I think they’re still with Dada. This was our first week doing this so Dada is still learning.

My son pipes up: LEARNING TO STEAL THINGS?

My daughter gasps: He stole my princesses! I’m going to tell him: You fool! I’m making a mean face at you.

And so she did…

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

18 thoughts to “My Dad Stole My Princesses”

  1. We know all about the princess love in this house. Have you had an “incident” yet? You know, when you are trying to put on one of those rubber dresses and you do a little too much tweaking and one of their heads pops off? We’ve had a few. My husband has a collection of tiny princess heads at his office. That’s how we roll. (All headless princesses have been replaced with headed ones, least you think we are terrible.)

  2. Hahahahahah! BEST VIDEO EVER!!!! And N is so adorable that she is still so amazing cute with her scrunched up mean face. Hahhaha! Her little fist is so cute!

    1. Ha! I’ve always been self-conscience about my voice. In fact, I didn’t like how I sounded in the second voice-over but it was pretty late to be changing it (and my first time playing with that aspect of iMovie).

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