This weekend ABC Family is showing only princess movies. I only know this because my dad informed me. He was extremely excited to tell me and I think he secretly wants me to come home and watch some of the marathon with him, which I might. He found out about this magical event while he was watching Prancer, which he admittedly cries every time he watches it.
My dad only has daughters, so this isn't surprising behavior, I know. But he isn't a feminine dad... he's a guys' guy. His entire Saturdays and Sundays are almost completely devoted to football, and this year many Fridays were too. He wrestled and played football in high school, and I have been told by ex-boyfriends that he's a pretty awesome golfer (he even watches those boring tournaments on tv). He can fix anything, create anything, lift anything AND he can tell you the plot of Bring it On: All or Nothing and all of the Cutting Edge movies.
Many people tell my sister and I that we are never going to be able to find a man because of our dad. They think that because he is so great, we are functioning with a handicap in the dating world. I think that this is a horrible perspective on the situation. We are lucky that we are able to have high standards and that we know through example that such a person can exist.
My dad gave us each a charm for our Pandora bracelets for Christmas. It says, "Forever a Princess". It is one of my favorite gifts I received and a reminder that no matter what, I am a princess, even if some days he's the only one who knows it. It's also a nice little reminder that Prince Charming is worth waiting for and my sister and I aren't too picky, but instead both deserve someone as wonderful as our dad.
Anyone who tells someone that they're too picky is just stupid. Forever a princess... mwah!