Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The day we met Rapunzel's prince

We were sitting in one of those back to back booths having lunch with Bob and Melissa when I noticed Senia Mae peeking around me. As I helped myself to another spoonful of homemade creamed corn, I realized she was trying to catch a glimpse of the man sitting in the booth behind us.

"Mommy," she said quietly, but with enough strength in her voice to get my attention, "that man look's like Rapunzel's prince!"

"What?" Kim and I said in unison.

"That man behind you, he looks like Rapunzel's prince, Flynn Rider!" Senia Mae said again.

I tried to nonchalantly rotate my shoulders so that I could view him out of the corner of my eye. Kim just whipped her head around and said with an approving nod, "Yep, he does look like Rapunzel's prince."

Because the prince's seat was only a few feet away from ours, their whole table heard all of our chit chat.

The prince's wife understood the importance a proper introduction. She nudged him and said, "She thinks you are a prince. You should let her come meet you." Senia Mae overheard this and immediately started blushing.

"Do you want to go say hello to the Rapunzel's prince?" I asked Senia Mae as she tried to slither under the table, laying herself on the bench seat.

"Yes," she peeped.

Melissa grabbed her hand, leading her over to the prince. Senia Mae hesitated, becoming more bashful. Then the prince got down on one knee with his arms extended out to her. I could see Senia Mae's eyes glazing over, star struck and so in awe that her feet were practically glued to the floor. She was completely smitten, so much that we had to coerce her to pose for a picture with him. She looked as if she might pass out.
Afterwards we thanked him for being such a good sport. He smiled and said,"It was really nothing," but I think he really loved being some little girl's prince for a day.

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