Kids are funny creatures when it comes to a lot of things, but none moreso than their movie tastes. For a few weeks Lexie and Christian will totally obsess over one movie to the exclusion of all others, and then BAM–you couldn’t pay them to watch it again. Luckily this kind of thing goes in cycles, so once enough time passes I can get the old favorites back into rotation again. Even the Baby Einstein videos get resurrected every now and then–which, for some reason, hold a strange fascination even for me. Must be an infant flashback thing.
Anyway, the current fave is Cinderella. We used to run the thing four or five times a day, but now we’re down to a more reasonable two (unless Hannah Montana is on). And even though I’ve now seen it enough times to sing all the songs by heart, it still steams me whenever I see that passive-aggressive stepmom and those two homely sisters treat our titular character the way Mel Gibson might treat a traffic cop.
That got me thinking: What might Cinderella have done to them after she ran off with the prince and became ruler of the kingdom? Did she seek revenge? Or did she just let it go, the class act that she was? My wife thinks she probably shipped the ex-family off to some other town, paying off the local potentate to take the twisted sisters off her hands. As for me, I’d like to believe ol’ Cindy put the gals to work at the local DMV, where their finely-honed social skills would take them far.
As Paul Harvey might say, what was the rest of the story? Feel free to write your own ending right here…Share