Oh, my. Usually when Gretchen and I come up with ideas for our Spin Cycle prompts, I don’t have this much trouble with an idea. I’ve been thinking about this prompt all week, and my head is blank. To make matters worse, last night I spent two hours at Lily and Emmy’s school for their Open House and was left with not much time to write. That’s what I get for procrastinating. If I were Queen of the World, there would be more hours in the day. And no deadlines. (Although as a procrastinator, deadlines are what make me actually get work done…)
Right now, I am like the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. I just want to yell “Off with their heads!” to all the troublemakers and stupid people of the world. But that really wouldn’t solve any problems, would it?
It would also be very frustrating to just be a figurehead queen; to be royal but without any power. If I were Queen, I’d want to be able to solve the world’s problems, not just wave royally from my horse-drawn carriage.
I agree with Queen VandyJ and am very happy being the Queen of my own Castle, although I have plenty of girls in my castle. Unlike Vandy, my kids WOULD borrow my raspberry crocs.
The First Decree of Queen Janice is brilliant! She is also a better poet than I’ll ever be! You NEED to go read her proclamations!
And no one is more Queenly than Queen Gretchen. She even has a crown to prove it! She also speaks with authority about belly fat, which I can really get behind. (You may all groan now.)
As for me, Queen Ginny, perhaps I should fix what really bothered me this week. Way back in March, I bought OneRepublic’s album Native because I couldn’t get enough of their song “Counting Stars.” I even wrote a Spin Cycle post about that song! This summer, radio stations have been playing a new song, “Love Runs Out,” that is on the same album I bought, only I couldn’t find it ANYWHERE on my CD. I found out why this week…they rereleased the album and added the song! As Queen, I declare this is just unfair!
On Monday, I’ll be back in my true kingdom: the preschool classroom. My little four-year old subjects will be putting on beautiful princess gowns and will be clonking around in dress-up shoes. Or they will be driving trucks without a license and ramming them into dinosaurs. Or they will be building castles of their own in the sand table, while I will royally remind them to keep the sand IN the sand box and please don’t throw the sand in the air! Instead of royal waves, I will be giving out royal stickers, royal hugs and high-fives, and royal reminders to go potty. This vlog I made a while ago pretty much sums up my role as Queen of the Preschoolers:
What would you do if YOU were Queen of the World?
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