Friday, December 14, 2012

The Princess Diaries - Nana Edition

Hope knows I'm not that fond of princess stuff. I'll play for awhile even though I always have to be the evil queen, the evil stepmother, the evil whatever.

"You do a really good evil voice Nana"

One day Hope decided I could be the princess. "It's fair Nana, you can do it"

"Do you know how to be a princess?"

Good question.

I didn't last long in the role of princess. I was actually better as Prince Charming.

Poses another question.

I forgot to take the tiny little tiara out of my morning mess hair. I went to the mailbox not knowing it was nested up there.

Adds to the questions my neighbors have.

One of Hope's favorite things about me - I think, I hope - is that I can put a creative spin on just about anything.

Thus the un-princess came to be.

She looks at the world from different angles.

She really enjoys her food and has good body image.

She thinks it is hilarious to show the camera what she's chewing but does know it's not "nice manners".

She really doesn't understand why a perfectly good PJ sleeve can't be multi-purpose.

She thinks big hair is only for costumes.

She loves all the backyard forest creatures.

She thinks it's necessary for a princess to be political ...

Hope, there's no cheating in Candyland

You went 4 yellow spaces, not 2.
Are you sure?
I am.
You don't have your glasses on.
I can see colors.
Let's watch TV now.


DJan said...

Looking at those pictures of Hope reminded me of an Emily Dickinson poem that starts out, "Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all."

Hope, you are the light of the world! :-)

Jeni said...

Hmmm. I like that Emily Dickinson quote and am thinking it really describes all our grandchildren though, doesn't it? (At least in a grandparent's mind anyway!) Maya has never included or asked me to play any of her pretend type games although for a long, long time she was very addicted to princess anything stuff. Currently, she more into cheerleading and dancing or gymnastics stuff -watches videos on my computer and tries to copy the dance moves from them. Sometimes it's a reasonable replication and other times -not quite as heavy on the rhythm and timing stuff! But fun to watch all the same. Your voice and mine must be pretty much along the same line -maybe a big deep, sometimes a bit gruff? Well, that's mine anyway.

ellen abbott said...

oh man, she is such a cutie. work your magic gran'ma so she stays grounded.

Jay Simser said...

As a royal watcher for many years I just want to say I have seen a lot of princesses over the years and this is the cutest (and most likely toe nicest)

LL Cool Joe said...

Good for you teaching her about the un-princess! I have a feeling she's going to grow up to be a super duper young person. :)

Sylvia K said...

The two of you have such fun and I love that you share it with us! I have watched her grow via your blog since she was born and can't believe how quickly the time has passed! Always love your posts that feature the Princess Hope! Wishing you both a wonderful, fun weekend!!

Hilary said...

This little un-princess of yours sure makes me wish for grandchildren. She is such a love. Please give her a big hug for me.

Daryl said...

i wish we could bottle her and share her with those grinches in DC ... they come racing back from their cliff issues and stop being asses after a dose of Hope

Rambling Woods said...

This was prefect for me to see this morning...I love Hope and I love you...

I posted on FB today.. couldn't sleep again...bundled up and went out to see if I could see a meteor as I have never seen one. I got out to the lawn, looked up and said, "I could use some magic right now." And I saw the first one and second one right then and no more for the next half-hour. and yes I made a wish...

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful post from Hope's Nana. Made my day.

Linda Reeder said...

I was always the Fairy Godmother. We're kind of moving away from princess stuff now, and that's fine with me. It was fun for a while, especially if I, with my magic powers, got to call the shots.:)
We need to see the beauty of children today. thank you.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Hope is just Delicious! Adorable, beyond words! And Very Very Smart, just like her Nana!
You two have such a good time together---She must lift your spirits soooo much on a daily basis!!! Luvky You, and Lucky Her, too!

Granny Annie said...

Thank you for sharing Hope:)

Loredana Donovan said...

how cute she is, what a sweet post :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So cute! I'm glad she's learning to be an un-princess. Because those skills are important (even though she really does look like a real fairy tale princess...).

Lowell said...

Hope is so beautiful. And she's lucky to have such a wonderful grandma.

You went to the mailbox
with a tiara in your hair.
And with your skin so fair.
But would the neighbors care?
Maybe they'd just say,
"We knew she's not all there!"

Heh, heh!

Grayquill said...

This is maybe your most delightful posts of all time. I give it 10 stars and i only have a 7 star rating system.
I thoroughly enjoyed this post. "You do a really good evil voice" that hooked me right from the beginning. FYI: I think Hope might be right!!!
Hope's sense of fairness for her Nana is inspiring and sweeter than sweet.
I think you are a champion Grandma.
You did an exceptionally good on this one!

Ivanhoe said...

Hahaha! She's adorable! I can not wait to spend time with my 4 princesses when they come visit from Cinci next week :)
Hugs from Ohio,

P.S. I'm hanging in there ;)

Ron said...

ADORABLE post, Nana Dianne!

"I forgot to take the tiny little tiara out of my morning mess hair. I went to the mailbox not knowing it was nested up there."


Like you, I much prefer being the evil character. When I portrayed the evil stepmother in Cinderella, I had BLAST because it was a challenge to make her both evil and funny at the same time.

LOVE the photos of Hope!

She's absolutely beautiful!

X and hugs to you and Hope!

HermanTurnip said...

Heh...that's funny. Our Tyler is also at the "see food" stage of life.

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet Hope grows up to be a lot like you. :))