We are all princesses, right? Because of that fact I believe every woman should own a tiara. A simple headpiece, you say? Oh no, my dear, a tiara holds power! For instance, the other day I woke up and didn’t want to do a thing, but my house needed cleaning. As I walked past my dresser, I beheld my precious tiara, glowing with power. I put it on, pulled out the vacuum, plugged it in and went to work. It seemed as though the task wasn’t so arduous when a princess did the work. The vacuum felt lighter and worked harder with a princess at the helm. I finished the task and removed the tiara – feeling so much better. Yes, even princesses must clean their houses.
I am not a speeder, but one day I saw lights flashing behind my car. I denied that it was me he was after until five minutes went by with him still behind me. I finally thought he just wanted to pass, but as I slowly pulled over to let him by, he followed me!! He told me I was going 15 mph over the speed limit. I didn’t believe him. How I wish I had my tiara in the car with me! He never would give a ticket to a princess!! I finally gave in, took the ticket and went home. I felt bad. I ran to my tiara and put it on. I took a picture of myself holding my ticket. It made me laugh. The world wasn’t coming to an end, and I went on with life. Yes, even princesses get speeding tickets.
I reached the age that doctors recommend a woman should get a mammogram. I was petrified. I had heard horror stories about pancakes and pain. I didn’t want to put myself through it, even though I like pancakes! The morning came for the dreaded appointment. I walked past my dresser, beheld my precious tiara and put it on. To the hospital I went, but I was now going as a princess. I held my head high walking through the hospital as people stared and wondered, “What ‘s with the tiara?” They just didn’t understand. I waltzed into the mammogram room, standing tall as they pushed, pulled, squeezed, stretched, and smashed, wearing my tiara all the while. I am a woman, I am a princess and proud of it. The nurses said they wished they had brought their cameras to work so they could take my picture and make me the poster child for mammograms! It really wasn’t so bad, and I think the tiara had something to do with it. Yes, even princesses must get mammograms.
As mothers, we often find ourselves in situations that feel anything but royal. Wearing tiaras while we do unglamorous tasks or go through stressful situations helps us remember who we really are—even when our circumstances could easily bring us down. We are not simply maids or breadwinners or babysitters or chauffeurs. We are mothers. We are princesses!
QUESTION: What helps you remember that you are a princess?
CHALLENGE: Buy (or make) a tiara, and wear it often!
Photo by Shelley Panzarella, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons
Previous Comments (7)
Said this on 10-24-2009 At 02:04 pm
this! Didn’t your mother ever tell you, all girls are princesses! A Tiara would remind us we are! Thanks Jaime Capener for this inspirational message! I am off to buy a Tiara for me and my girls!
Said this on 10-24-2009 At 10:16 pm
Way to go Jaime! Precious words and we are all princesses indeed!
Said this on 10-24-2009 At 10:20 pm
After my days as a mother have lessened and become less important to some, I retired and now as I sit in my pj’s until noon, I can understand why a tiara can be wore at any age and for any reason. Maybe it is so that you do not have to do your hair for the day, maybe so that you can watch soap opera’s and eat gummy bears for breakfast. No need to cook for anyone anymore and all you have do is get up and put on that tiara and you become a princess for the day. Thank you Jaime!
Said this on 10-24-2009 At 10:28 pm
I have been thinking about this all day! I even got out an old tiara I had in a box from my closet, and I set the tiara on my desk so I can remember that I am a princess. I’ve even started shopping online for tiaras for my daughters’ Christmas gifts…and crowns for my boys. We are going to start a new tradition called “Living in a Perry-tale,” and each year for Christmas I am going to give them something to remind them of the royalty within. Thanks for such a great idea! I love it! And you know what, next time someone gets the stomach flu and I’m up all night, I’m going to wear a tiara! You’re an inspiration! Keep writing for us, okay?
Said this on 10-25-2009 At 02:49 pm
How fabulous! I think I’ll put a tiara in my glovebox! Thanks for the grin!
Said this on 10-26-2009 At 08:00 am
Well all I can say is you are the best princess sister in the world! I am so glad you posted your stories. I have always secretly wanted to own a tiara. Now I have all rights to go buy one today! Thanks for the post and I always think of your check off list!:)
Said this on 9-14-2010 At 06:45 am
I love this! I always tell my friends that they must own two things, a Tiara and a feather boa…even my own 82 yo mother has one! when you feel down, make your self a martini and put on your tiara and feather boa! This year, my friend and I will have a “presentation of the Tiara” ceremony for her 19 y/o daughter that will be getting her wedding Tiara from me….I have told her this tiara she will wear for her wedding, will be her crown for life, and to wear it with pride whenever she needs to !