Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Conversation

Miss FLG: Tell me a story, Daddy.

FLG: Okay. How about one with pirates in it?

Miss FLG: And princesses!

FLG: And princesses.

Miss FLG shifts around.

Miss FLG: I'm ready!

FLG: Once upon a time, there was a princess named...

Miss FLG: Belle?!

FLG: No, but close. Buttercup. And she had a friend named Wesley.

Miss FLG: Why?

FLG: Why was he named Wesley?

Miss FLG: Uh-huh.

FLG: Because that's what his parents named him.

Miss FLG: Why?

FLG: I don't know, sweetie. They just did. Anyway, Wesley loved Buttercup, but had no money.

Miss FLG: Why?

FLG: Because he lost it all at the track. Anyway, Wesley went away. Years went by and Wesley hadn't come back.

Miss FLG: Why?

FLG: We'll get to that. So, Buttercup agreed to marry a mean prince, named Humperdinck. But before they could get married she was kidnapped...

Miss FLG gasps.

FLG: a giant. This giant tossed Buttercup on a boat. As he was making his escape, however, the giant noticed that he was being chased by a pirate.

Miss FLG: Argh, matey!

FLG: Egg-zactly! It was the Dread Pirate Roberts! And when he caught up with the giant's ship, the Dread Pirate Roberts subdued the giant and rescued Buttercup. At first, Buttercup was afraid, but then the Dread Pirate Roberts revealed himself to be...Who do you think he was?

Miss FLG: I don't know.

FLG: That's right, Wesley. They got married, honeymooned in the Fire Swamp, and lived happily ever after. The End. Time for bed.

Miss FLG scurries into her bed.

Mrs. FLG: What the heck story was that?

FLG: Seriously? Come on.


Jacob T. Levy said...


LibertyAtStake said...

So, is "Miss" FLG a politically correct title for your wife (common law or otherwise), or is "she" your alter ego?

"Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

The Maximum Leader said...

I'll tell you what the heck story that is! That is the type of story I told my girls for years! They are the greatest stories evah!

(I found it was good to try and arrange some of my favorite songs into short bedtime stories.)

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