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Saturday, 7 August 2010

When I grow up...

Hot, with bright sunshine sparkling on the lake.


When asked yesterday what she wanted to be when she grows up, my just-turned-4 principessa did not hesitate.

A housewife? No.

A ballerina? Not at all.

A singer? A jockey? A breeder of cats? A vet? Not in the least.

No. 

My fragile little blossom wants to be...

Pippi Longstocking.

Yes. Pippi Longstocking.

"Why?" I asked, devastated that she does not have her sights set on being an astronaut, a diplomat, or at the very least a pop star...



Because Pippi has cool hair.

Because Pippi has freckles. 

Because Pippi has a monkey for a friend and a horse to ride on. (I have to agree a horse would be helpful slogging up the hill with the shopping, the swimming kits and two tired brats - as long as I didn't have to carry the horse as well.)

Because Pippi is strong enough to throw nasty adults across the room. Because, like Huck Finn, Pippi lives on her own without having to eat all her lunch, clean her teeth or go to bed unless she wants to. And Pippi gets to climb trees...


...and flash her knickers...

On second thoughts -- it all sounds like it might be quite fun being Pippi Longstocking. Where do I send my CV?

9 comments:

LadyFi said...

What taste your principessa has... Pippi is so cool - a real rebel with a mind of her own. An independent girl who rules the roost. A rule breaker. What a GREAT role model!

Vanessa said...

I think you're already a bit of a Pippi Longstocking, Louise. You have to be to live where you live!

Karin said...

Loved her answer - much better than "I don't know..." which I've been getting recently from a couple of the grands, lol!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I think that's a great answer. Strong, independent, with cool hair. Who wouldn't want that?

Annelie said...

Nice blog!

Debbie said...

My first thought was that the world would be a far better place with a few more Pippis in it!

Carol said...

When I was a kid (I am reliably informed) I was asked by a posh Aunt what I wanted to be when I grew up...I responded by saying 'A tube'. That kinda puts Pippi into perspective :-)

C x

Vanessa Rogers said...

I LOVED Pipi longstockings as a kid! Who didn't want to be her. She could walk up walls!

The Empress said...

I had to laugh!! I think this is incredible..I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking, too!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

When I grow up...

Hot, with bright sunshine sparkling on the lake.


When asked yesterday what she wanted to be when she grows up, my just-turned-4 principessa did not hesitate.

A housewife? No.

A ballerina? Not at all.

A singer? A jockey? A breeder of cats? A vet? Not in the least.

No. 

My fragile little blossom wants to be...

Pippi Longstocking.

Yes. Pippi Longstocking.

"Why?" I asked, devastated that she does not have her sights set on being an astronaut, a diplomat, or at the very least a pop star...



Because Pippi has cool hair.

Because Pippi has freckles. 

Because Pippi has a monkey for a friend and a horse to ride on. (I have to agree a horse would be helpful slogging up the hill with the shopping, the swimming kits and two tired brats - as long as I didn't have to carry the horse as well.)

Because Pippi is strong enough to throw nasty adults across the room. Because, like Huck Finn, Pippi lives on her own without having to eat all her lunch, clean her teeth or go to bed unless she wants to. And Pippi gets to climb trees...


...and flash her knickers...

On second thoughts -- it all sounds like it might be quite fun being Pippi Longstocking. Where do I send my CV?

9 comments:

LadyFi said...

What taste your principessa has... Pippi is so cool - a real rebel with a mind of her own. An independent girl who rules the roost. A rule breaker. What a GREAT role model!

Vanessa said...

I think you're already a bit of a Pippi Longstocking, Louise. You have to be to live where you live!

Karin said...

Loved her answer - much better than "I don't know..." which I've been getting recently from a couple of the grands, lol!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I think that's a great answer. Strong, independent, with cool hair. Who wouldn't want that?

Annelie said...

Nice blog!

Debbie said...

My first thought was that the world would be a far better place with a few more Pippis in it!

Carol said...

When I was a kid (I am reliably informed) I was asked by a posh Aunt what I wanted to be when I grew up...I responded by saying 'A tube'. That kinda puts Pippi into perspective :-)

C x

Vanessa Rogers said...

I LOVED Pipi longstockings as a kid! Who didn't want to be her. She could walk up walls!

The Empress said...

I had to laugh!! I think this is incredible..I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking, too!