Monday, April 18, 2011

Edward Scissorhands: My Son-in-Law

"Mummy?" chimed Little Miss A over breakfast.
"Yes, my little poppet?"
"I want to marry Edward".
"Oh, that's nice my darlin'. Is he a boy in your class?"
"No, mummy. I love Edward Scissorhands. I want to marry him".
"Well, my love, you've only just turned 5. Marriage is still a long, long, LONG way away".
With that Little Miss A grabbed a tea towel and draped it over her head like a bridal veil, calling out for her twin sister, Little Miss C, to assist her in rehearsing for her future nuptials.
I had to give it to Little Miss A for her originality.  I pondered what life would be like to have Edward in the family. We'd save money on haircuts, obviously. He'd be handy opening the mail, unlocking doors when I've lost the key, chopping the lettuce. He could also prune my hedges (not in a sexual nature). Little Miss A had professed love for the princes in the fairytales and of course, her daddy. But Edward was a surprising first and demonstrated to me more than anything that she had my DNA, the Quirky Gene.

I remembered that when I was about 6 or 7 I wanted to marry Monkey Magic. He was a Monkey god that flew around on a magical pink cloud. Don't know how practical he would have been around the house, but we would've been safe if we were to be attacked by ninjas, and travelling about on a cloud would have been fun.

I'm all for unconventional heroes and fostering childrens imaginations. With my girls I just want to let them BE. I sit back and watch their personalities unfold, and they often surprise me. But in saying that, they chop and change all the time. Currently Little Miss A is consumed by all things Dramatic and  Romantic. Little Miss C (her twin) is the Brooding Artist. And my littlest, Katrushki, just wants to make people laugh. Next week they'll be inspired by something else. But I know that today, tomorrow and everyday after that they are the ones that inspire ME.


Lina Nguyen said...

What a hilarious post! And so cute! Monkey Magic? LOL! When I was 10, I wrote to an actor on Home & Away, professing my love to him (I think I asked him to marry me!). I didn't get a reply, sooo devastated! Anyway, 19 years later, I married the man of my dreams, so that made up for it! LOL! Thanks for sharing :)

Jessicats said...

Thanks Lina! Glad you had a chuckle :) Those H & A actors, so slack in their replies. But it worked out well for you in the end, didn't it? Dreams do come true! xx

Amy said...

Hahaha Monkey Magic! That TV show was classic.
Kudo's to your daughter for picking such an original future husband.

Lina Nguyen said...

LOL... Nearly crushed the heart of a little girl. No wonder I don't watch that show anymore... heehee.

Minni Mittsie said...

LOL!!!!! This is just hilarious Jess:) You have some gorgeous little girls - bless their wonderful minds and amazing imaginations! I too was in love with Monkey Magic and his mesmerising cloud - this post has got me thinking that maybe he ws the Edward Scissorhand of our time. Thank you so much for writing this blog entry, it certainly put a big smile on my dial:)) ♥

Angela said...

Beautiful sentiment Jess x

Andrew said...

Monkeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I bought the Box set a few years ago for Father's Day. lol. He was very cute, although I now find Piggseeee a little creepy. Laugh from start to end.
As for Edward Scissorhands, anything Johnny Depp is good, and the name Edward.
Charlotte has shown no interest in professing her love, however, Will has shown much interest in Olivia from Xanadu and an old clip of Mandy Moore when she was blonde. God Bless Them xx

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