S: The Princess and ND
BC: Kristin Tennyson lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and is married to her, Prince, Ty. They have two beautiful princesses, Cassidy and Ryann and 1,862 stuffed animals. Their castle sits high on a hill overlooking the rolling hills of Sherwood Forest, and they spend their days trying on outfits, dancing, making arts and crafts, and having tea parties.
FC: The Princess and ND | An Adaptation of The Princess and the Pea By: Kristin Tennyson
1: Dedicated to my Prince, Ty. Happy 3rd Anniversary. I hope you're as in love with the three princesses who are in your life, as we are in love with you.
2: Once upon a time there was a prince who lived in a castle in a far away kingdom.
3: One day, his mother, the Queen, said to him, "The time has come for you to find a princess to marry. But remember, while someone may look like a princess, it can be hard to tell if she is a real princess."
4: So, the prince set out into the world, first traveling west in search of a true princess. "I bet I can find a princess in L.A.," he thought. "Everyone there has beautiful long hair, a deep bronze tan, and is naturally endowed. Surely that is what a real princess looks like."
5: Soon he realized, however, that those princesses thought only about themselves and no one else. They didn't even notice when someone else was hurt and needed help. They were pretend princesses!
6: The prince returned to the mid-west in search of both a business degree and a wife. Soon he met someone who said she was a princess. She had a shiny gold crown and lots of toys. Surely, she was a princess. The Prince's sister, also known as the Irish Queen, tried to warn the Prince about the girl, but it was too late. The Prince had already found a special castle just for the girl, only to find out that she didn't even notice all he did to try to make her happy. Before long, the Prince knew she, too, was false. "I'm never going to find a true princess, " he sighed, as he sent the girl cruisin' and sold his castle. Lonely and broke, the Prince started to rethink his courting requirements. "From now on," he thought, "I am only going to date someone who is local and has a trust fund. Surely I will find a princess if I stick to these rules."
7: Before long, the Prince bought a new castle that towered over his kingdom, Kendara Court. He had nearly given up on finding a true princess, when suddenly, there was a knock on the castle door. He opened the | door only to find his Fairy Godmother, Emily, standing there with a twinkle in her eye and a plan to find a real princess. The Prince invited her in | and listened with great interest while she explained her plan. As she rose to leave, she said, "Meet me at Mitchell's Seafood Restaurant tonight."
8: That night, the Prince put on his best duds and took great care to make sure his dimple looked extra charming. Then, he set off to meet his Princess. As he arrived at the restaurant, he saw the most beautiful girl he had ever seen.
9: I mean, we're not talking about your average looking girl here...we're talking bee-yu-ti-ful!! Stunning, really. Exquisite might even be more fitting. In fact, I don't think it's inappropriate to call her divine. Anyway, you get the drift.
10: Though the Prince was very excited to meet the girl, he was very cautious, too, for he had been fooled once too many times by girls who weren't really princesses. "This time," he said to himself, "I'm going to get it right." | The Prince carefully ...and slowly, I might add...checked off the master plan that Fairy Godmother Emily had given him.
11: A few weeks later, the Prince prepared for the final stage of his plan. This was the night that he would find out if the girl was truly a Princess. He carefully followed Fairy Godmother Emily's instructions and prepared a bed stacked high with 20 blankets. The girl would not think much of this, as she was always cold. Then, somewhere in the bed, he placed the sacred, "ND". If the girl could feel the power of ND, then he would know she was a real princess.
12: That night, when the girl grew tired, the Prince offered her his bed, as every true gentleman would. He tucked her in and covered her with the 20 blankets. The next morning, the Prince asked the girl how she slept. "I don't want to hurt your feelings, as you were so nice to let me stay here, yet I must tell you the truth - I was cold, something hard under my covers kept pushing into me all night, and on top of that, I kept hearing the Notre Dame Fight song over and over again." The Prince smiled, as he knew the girl was truly his Princess, and he told her the story of the sacred ND. The Prince and the Princess continued to court and fell deeply in love. At night, she would talk to him for hours and he would listen intently, as he would ask her to cuddle and put her cold feet on him. They had each found their soul mate.
13: Shortly thereafter, the couple had a wedding fit for royalty. The entire kingdom, including the Air Force, came to help them celebrate. It was a day filled with love, laughter and footballs.