Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Ariel in The Little Mermaid

01 August 2016

Ariel in The Little Mermaid

What is your favorite fairy tale and why?

Ariel in The little mermaid (the Disney version, of course). The first Disney movie I watched as a little girl was The little mermaid. One, I love the ocean and swimming. For the next 5+ years after watching it, I often pretended that I was Ariel swimming around on the ocean floor.

Plus, Sebastian's words could not be anymore truer when he sang:
The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake...
I am often reminded of this song when I'm complaining about the smallness of our living place. Another friend would prefer to live in a tiny home because of the simpler life. (Not me!)

Or when Charis was an only child, I often complained about having only one child. Someone else is drowning in housework, caring for multiple children, and another person has no children and has desperately been trying and praying for just one.

At other times, I wish we had two vehicles. But acquaintances in our neighborhood don't have any cars, and others have more cars, but are not thrilled with the cost ($$$$) of upkeep.

Sebastian's song reminds me to be thankful for the green seaweed in my lake.

So, what is your favorite fairy tale and why? This is today's BlogHer Writing lab August 2016 Prompt.


  1. This is my daughter's favorite Disney movie as well. She sang "Part of Your World" for her school talent show. We do often complain about our lives; the grass is always greener on the other side, but you're right, we should be thankful more often.

  2. Love this! Funny how we can take great inspiration from little stories like this. :)

  3. Oh, Cinderella! As a child the lure of a fairy godmother was strong. I don't need a pumpkin to turn into a coach, there are parts of my life that needs a miracle.