And as they rode off into the sunset the prince promised her his love, his riches and his castle in the clouds if only she would be his.
Later, after the wedding, they discussed the running of the kingdom. "The King, my father, is old; and my blessed mother, the Queen, has long been gone; and the castle is in terrible disarray," explained the Prince. "It needs the hand of a fine woman like yourself to straighten its many rooms and dust its many nooks and light its many fires and clean its many chimneys and sweep its many corridors and feed its many occupants and visitors. Then we shall have many sons so that they may run the kingdom long after I am gone. I can only home that, when they come of age, they will be as lucky as I in finding a good wife."
And with that, they kissed; and the Prince lived happily ever after.
I found this in Viola Walden's book Under Construction, and at first I got a little chuckle out of it. The implication, of course, is that the prince is happy, and the princess is not happy because she is "stuck" with all the household chores.
I'm sure you've heard the quote: "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." That prince wouldn't live happily ever after if his princess wasn't happy!
I had a day off today. I had great ambitions for my day off. I was going to go grocery shopping, clean the house from top to bottom, then go out and do some "fun" shopping, and come home and do some crafts. And of course, I was going to have dinner ready when Kevin walked in the door at 5:20.
My day didn't exactly go as planned, but I still had a marvelous day. I spent the entire day cleaning and doing laundry and ironing. I did it with joy in my heart and love for my husband. I was happy that I could iron his shirts and arrange them in the closet "just so".
Barring a few "bad attitude days" on my part, this princess is living happily ever after with her prince--housework and all! *Smiles*