The Moral of the Story

I’ve posted before about a sweet book I bought for Moon.

It’s a nice story about how God gave the Princess a special gift upon her birth – her first kiss. The King and Queen tell the Princess it is hers to safeguard until she’s ready to give it away. Suitors come from across the land to get her kiss, but she doesn’t like any of them. Prince Peacock is all about himself, and Prince Romance is all about feelings that will one day fade. Then we read about Prince Treasurechest, who brought gold and gifts, but the Princess knew with all that stuff, her kiss wouldn’t be special.  Moon stopped at this point and said, “I’m confused. Does she still get to keep all the gifts?”

Later,  the Princess meets a commoner who has saved HIS kiss for her and they’re happily married. I asked Moon what she thought the story was about and she said, very matter-of-factly –

“You can’t trust a man.”

We could re-read it, but that will do for now.

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