I have written often about the distinct differences in my kids. Maggie is the girly girl, and Aleita is the son we never had. Maggie loves Barbies, long hair, pink and purple, and stories of princesses. Aleita loves Power Rangers, motorcycles, red and black, and stories of dinosaurs and a curious little monkey named George who is always getting into mischief.
To further illustrate this point, the kids were playing together yesterday morning before church. Maggie “locked” Aleita in the tower (her bedroom) and told her that the only way she could escape was to have the prince come to get her and give her the secret password. Maggie said she would go and make sure that the dragon wasn’t coming. Aleita patiently waited in “the tower” for about all of twenty seconds after Maggie went downstairs to look for the dragon. When Maggie came back upstairs and saw Aleita out of her room, she said, “How did you get out of the tower? Did the Prince give you the password?”Without missing a beat, Aleita responded, “No. A pirate came by and knocked down the door to the tower with his sword and then the prince runned away.”
I’ll bet Sleeping Beauty wouldn’t have known what to think if Blackbeard had shown up instead of Prince Charming.