Ladies, stop being too good for the knight and shining armor!

I remember being a little girl and watching/reading fairy tales where the prince would ride in and save the day. The damsel-like princess would hold onto him and they would ride away into the sunset of their happily ever after!

It was beautiful but even as a young girl I knew this was not the case in the real world. I enjoyed pretending but knew these were just stories. Women don’t need to be saved and aren’t helpless. I was, as many of you were, raised to believe in female independence and equality.

But if I’m honest a piece of these stories now and even then was appealing. The masculine riding in and allowing the feminine to surrender. There was a thread in these stories that felt “right”.

The element of surprise is so magical.
Yet when it comes to your life you squash the magic!!!

Today I drove a friend and her family to the airport for an adventure. She had not told her kids where the adventure would be and what it would entail and so as we drove she dropped little playful hints.

There was curiosity, there was laughter, there was anticipation in the car, and excitement for what was to come in the next few days.

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