Friday, March 30, 2012

My First "Official" Play

   Today I acted in my very first official play.
   Actually, I don't know that I can call it "official". It was written by me, a bunch of fourth graders, and an eighth grade boy. So you can see why I might doubt the validity of its officiality.
   Nevertheless, it was fun. I got to wear a pretty long white princess dress, sparkly shoes, and a plastic tiara. It was nice to play princess again for the first time since I was a little girl.
   The one thing that I am quite proud of was the song that I wrote. I took the "Favorite Things" song (from The Sound of Music) and rewrote lyrics to fit the "bratty princess" stereotype (if there is such a thing). This was the persona portrayed by myself and three adorable fourth grade girls. The song was a huge hit. I loved it.
   Here's the lyrics (don't laugh):

Flying on carpets
and finding my slipper
Kissing a frog prince
and sleeping 'till dinner
Shopping at the mall and spending money
these are a few of my favorite things
Shopping for handbags and riding in limos
Dancing with princes and skipping in meadows
Planning a party and singing a song
these are a few of my favorite things
When it's dark out
when it's cold out
when I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
and then I don't feel so bad

   I was Cinderella.
   There was one other princess........
   He was the eighth grade boy I previously mentioned. His name was Arlo...or Simon...or Hungry...
   He was Belle. Except he wanted to be a "bear princess" (which sounds really weird when you say it out loud), so we came up with the story that "she" kissed the beast and therefore turned into a beast.
   He was a nice guy......funny too.....but still, he was and eighth grade boy. And we all know how they are.


  1. The lyrics are adorable - I love! And how exciting that you got to star as Cinderella! :)

  2. Oh I like those lyrics! Sounds like fun =-)