Once upon a time...
there was a princess.
Why am I not surprised? Yes, there was a princess.
A beautiful princess!
Yes, a beautiful princess. And...
she had sisters!
Oh really? How many sisters did this beautiful princess have?
12; oh my. And what happened?
The king locked them up!
Well, what happened?
They snuck out!
Yes, they snuck out and went to the woods and danced with the ghosts and got holes in their shoes.
Oh, wow. That is pretty exciting.
Yes. They snuck back in, but the king found the shoes.
The holey shoes?
Yes. But he was silly. So, they went again. And danced with ghosts every night.
What about the prince? Did he figure it out?
Oh, OK. So, they just danced with ghosts all the time? In their holey shoes?
No, new shoes.
Oh, where did they get new shoes?
Oh, duh. Should have figured that one.
Yes, Mommy. Fairy Godmother! And ghosts. And fireflies!
I was wondering where those fireflies were...
In the forest!
Of course. Good night, baby.
Good night, Mommy.
Hey, you aren't gonna sneak out of here and go dancing with the ghosts are you?
He didn't answer me; instead I got a tiny little knowing smile...
Seeking ghost-loving, firefly-frolicking, father-defying princesses with holey shoes.