Comment of the week.

Oh.  My.  Goodness.

This week I was blindsided by one of the most precious compliments I’ve ever received in my life.  It was precious because it was spoken with the sweet honesty and innocence that could only come from a six year old.

Please enjoy this week’s Comment of the Week from Rebecca Ogle in reply to Sinking Toes Into the Sand:

My oldest daughter Abby (6) was watching the video with me. She asked me “mommy is she from Disney land?” I answered “No, Why?” Abby replied with “Because she looks like a princess.”

Dear Rebecca,

Please pass this along to Abby.

Dear Abby,

Honey, thank you.  You just made my week, if not my month.  These days, there isn’t much that can compete with the high of raising Bennett, but you just caught me off guard in the most exhilarating way!

Let’s talk princesses.

Growing up, I always wanted to be Ariel.  Nothing seemed more exciting than the mermaid life.  Whenever I was in a pool, I’d act like my legs were one big fin and flap around pretending that I wasn’t human.

And though Ariel seemed the most fascinating, I definitely identified more with Belle.  She was a bookworm and a dreamer, same as me.  Libraries were special, magical lands and we weren’t content to be common.

But I doubt you saw Belle in that video the other day.

Physically, given the short, dark hair and strikingly white body, there was a little bit of Snow White action going on, huh?  At least that’s what I’m speculating.  But I could be wrong.

Abby, I haven’t given much thought to princesses in a while, but you’re words just flattered me so!  Now I want to revisit all the classics, put on a shimmering gown and sing my way through the weekend!  Thank you for asking your mom if I was from Disney Land.  I could only hope to be so enchanting.

You, my dear, must be the princess.

Holy XOXO’s,



  1. May 17, 2013



  2. May 18, 2013

    When I saw that comment, I thought, ‘Belle’ 🙂 funny you put that…

  3. May 20, 2013

    Your response is awesome. I hope mom interprets in a more childlike manner so Abby will understand the importance of compliments. They can make your day!

  4. May 20, 2013
    Aunt Manny

    Awww <3 That is one of the sweetest things I've ever heard.

  5. May 20, 2013
    Rebecca Ogle

    Abby is most defiantly a princess in my eyes! Thank so much for taking the time to write to her! When I read this to her she lit up like a light bulb! She then asked me to read it over and over. 🙂

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