The following is a 100% TRUE story.
Monday July 12th. Dude, Princess, my niece Xandra and me, the mothership, caught a late flight to Portland, Oregon. Xandra sat with the Princess. I sat with my Dude. Dude is the best flying companion. Ever. He stared out the window for most of the flight. Princess however TALKS for the whole three hour flight. Finally I give her a movie to watch on the laptop. Apparently this was her cue to serenade the entire plane with the theme song to Wonder Pets. Because who doesn’t enjoy a good Wonder Pets episode? I shushed her of course.
The second the DVD was over she started TALKING. AGAIN. Who knew four year old girl could talk this much? The flight concludes. As we are waiting to get off the plane an older Grandpa type starts talking to Princess. “Little girl you were so good on this flight. I can’t believe you sat in your seat the whole time. You never cried and you never screamed. You were so patient. Thank you for being so good on this LONG flight.” Old Grandpa type then addresses me and tell me how beautiful my daughter is.
Then he asks me, “Will you buy her something?”
I said, “Will I buy her what?”
He says, “Will you buy her something?”
I said a very confused and hesitant, “Sure?”
He hands me $20.00 and says, ” I want you to buy her something because she was so well behaved on this flight.”
Me: Flabbergasted. I dumbly take the money as Princess giggles and smiles. As if random strangers giving her money is the norm. I should just accept it as her due in life.
Conclusion: The Princess shall have powers that we know not of. And we shall all bow and give her offerings.
P.S. I bought her a Hello Kitty and I bought Dude a Lego set with the $20.00.