the fairy tale dialogues : part ii
The Fairy Tale Dialogues
As told by Mom of Max & Kid Max
Part II : The Princess and the Pea
Mom of Max: The prince stacked many mattresses very high and put one pea beneath them.
Kid Max: Is this a cooked pea or a not cooked pea?
Mom of Max: A not cooked pea. It was very hard and small. Then he invited princesses from faraway lands to visit.
Kid Max: [Note to self: Check under the mattress at sleepovers.]
Mom of Max: Each night, a princess slept on the many mattresses. Each morning the prince would ask, How did you sleep? The first princess answered, Oh very well. And he knew she was not the one. The second princess answered, Oh very well. And he knew she was not the one. But the third princess said she could not sleep at all, there was a lump in the mattress and she tossed and turned all night. Then the prince knew he had found the true princess and he married her.
Kid Max: He married her?
Mom of Max: Yes. She was sensitive and could feel the pea so he knew she was the true princess.
Kid Max: A true princess would not be rude and complain about the mattress.
Mom of Max: A true child of my womb would get the metaphor and not sass me.
Kid Max: I am not eating any damn peas either.