“I’m Going to Win because I’m a Princess.”

Imagination is a powerful (and funny) thing.

Julianna has a ridiculous amount of toys. Sometimes, though, she needs nothing other than imagination and attitude.

And a few weeks ago, Julianna dictated a series of letters between her and Calvin (from Calvin and Hobbes.) She imagined that they were forced into being pen pals with each other. Oh, the drama.

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Dear Julianna,

I don’t like you right now. I’m going to find a way out of this, and then, watch out!

Signed, Calvin

 

Dear Calvin,

You are a dummy and you need to listen better. And you should not bother us.

Signed, Julianna

 

Dear Julianna,

You’d better watch out and be nice to me, or I will make a trap and trap you.

Signed, Calvin

 

Calvin,

I’m trying to do this for your own good. You need to listen to me! I don’t care what you say.

Signed, Julianna

 

Julianna,

Just wait. I’m going to capture you!

Signed, Calvin

 

Calvin,

I’m going to battle with you, and I will win.

Signed, Julianna

 

Julianna,

I will win because I’m a boy.

Calvin

 

Calvin,

I will win because I’m a princess. AND Hobbes is on my side! And my parents. So watch out, mister!

Signed, Julianna

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“I’m going to win because I’m a princess.”

Julianna,

Watch out, because I have secret weapons.

Calvin

 

Calvin,

I have pixie dust.

Julianna

 

Julianna,

I don’t believe that you have pixie dust, so I’m going to win.

Calvin

 

Calvin,

I’m going to ask my fairies to help, and they have berries to throw at you – so watch out!

Julianna

 

 

And the other night, J told us that she needed to “take some phone calls.” The phone was her iPad holder.

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Note:

  • the “club” is a girl’s club, but boys can join as long as they follow J’s rules.
  • Italics are my comments and clarification
  • To get the full experience, read aloud and feel disbelief with the “what’s?” and outrage with the “WHAT’s”?

She starts off talking to her nurse, “N”, who called in sick that day.

 

Julianna: N? Are you sick? You can come over here with a mask and gloves…What? You want to talk to me forever? I can’t do that! Why don’t you come here for a slumber party and join the club. WHAT? You want to stay home and watch TV? Oh…you really want to come but at the same time, you want to watch TV at home. If only there’s a potion (to make this possible). You could just come here for a visit with the club. Uh, wait a minute. You don’t have the right tools for the potion? I thought you had everything. You said that. So you lied to me. WHAT? The wizard of Oz does? (has the ability to make the potion) I thought you said you did. You lied to me….

Uh, I have another call at the moment.

(not sure who she is talking to next, but it’s someone who evidently appreciates all that the club offers. I love her vision of a sleepover…)

Hello? You don’t want to watch TV and stay home? You want to have a sleepover with the club? You want to read stories? You want to have pie? You want to have everything we do in sleepovers? You want to have some fun? Pillow fights? Marshmallows? Oh yeah, let’s do that! We’ll put glitter all over ourselves…YAY! Let’s do that. Huh? I have another call at the moment.

Hello? What? You’re a unicorn pony. You want to come to my house so I can adopt you? Sure! Let’s do that. I’m gonna adopt you unicorn. Uh. Bye. I’ve got another call right now. WHAT?

Wait a minute – you’re a bad horse! I should not adopt you.

(I wish I knew what made her realize the unicorn pony was a “bad horse.” )

Hello? Oh man, I can’t believe this. Elsa and Anna are talking to me on the phone. Ohmygosh, I can’t believe it. We should totally have a sleepover some time. Oh, you want to? Both of you?! Sure, you’re invited.

M: J, it’s time to go to bed.

J: Mom (exasperated). I have 100 phone calls tonight.

 

 

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J and her Lego zoo. 

 

 

 

 

11 thoughts on ““I’m Going to Win because I’m a Princess.”

  1. Can I just say that for me the highlight of the post was the Lego Zoo? Just because I had a Lego bucket just like that when I was J’s age too .. I just never made a zoo out of it HAHA.

    I don’t understand why anyone would wanna pour glitter all over themselves though … (do you know how long it takes to wash that out? do you know the remnants that will stick to your face, fingers, clothes? … ok evidently I’m not very good at being a glittery fairy princess)

    Hahaha Julianna needs to learn that in the real world we are allowed to say, “hey can’t take this call now, I’ll call you back tomorrow” – otherwise she’ll never get any rest with 100 calls! Hehe.

    Was quite curious how y’all were doing with the lack of updates for awhile, so I’m glad for this post. Happy Sunday all! xx

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  2. Julianna’s imagination is just the most amazing creative world. She is an inspiration to all of us who follow her. 100 phone calls! Why am I not surprised! She has a wider, more dynamic, world, than any of us can even imagine. So blessed that you are sharing her world with all of us! I am going to try Pixie Dust next time I need to get out of a jam!!

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  3. I never cease to be amazed at the rich world that Julianna lives in. One might look at her and feel pity for her and the challenges she faces. But you have found a way to help her rise above those challenges and to just be a kid. To be a carefree little girl with a vast and vivid imagination. Thank you so much for sharing her with the world. She is a gem. And I admire your way with her. She is blessed indeed. God bless you all.

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  4. Julianna – unicorn ponies are trouble at home. Stay away from them. They try to fly and invariably end up breaking lights, damaging walls. Let them visit, but send them home….

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  5. Hi J! I LOVE your combative spirit! The mark of a TRUE princess! I have zero doubts that you could take Calvin…because you have A LOT MORE imagination than Calvin!!!! Looking forward to the next installment of “Julianna and Calvin.”

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