It seems that our beautiful Princess Catherine has decided to run away and join the rodeo. Looking back I can see that there were clues all week long...I can't believe I didn't put them all together until it was too late!
Clue #1 Catherine spent a lot of time twirling a long gray satin ribbon with a loop on one end while wearing her cowboy hat. "Whatcha' twirlin' there, girly?" I asked completely confused. "My lasso! I'm gonna be in the rodeo this week!" she said with a twang.
Clue #2 I found a pink handled revolver (huh?), pink holster (where did that come from?) and pink cowgirl hat laying on her bed...next to that were her brother's old chaps and sheriff's badge.
Clue #3 Witnessed her with her "trick pony" riding and ropin' all over the house....(ok...she was on her stick unicorn, but the rodeo moves were there...I'm tellin' ya...)
Clue #4 Saw her conspiring in whispered tones with Woody and Jessie from Toy Story in her room...I knew those two were rabble rousers...I'm sure they were filling her pretty little princess head with tales of singing cowboy songs around the campfire, riding ponies and other nonsense!
My suspicions were confirmed when she announced how happy she was that there would be no school later in the week because of Rodeo Days! That's right folks! Here in the Wild West, school children are freed from writin' and arithmetic for a few days in honor of the rodeo! Yee-haw! (That includes us homeschooler folks!)
So there you have it...our princess has tossed aside her crown and donned a cowgirl hat. She has put down her scepter and picked up a lasso. However, she's stickin' with her unicorn as her preferred method of transportation. She was last seen riding her unicorn toward the rodeo grounds.
Tween Caveboy (under duress) and I are hot on her trail and hope to catch up to her soon. Hopefully we can bribe her to return home with promises of Chips Ahoy cookies and apple juice. We hear the pull of rodeo life is mighty strong...wish us luck! We'll need it with all that tasty cowboy grub tempting us to stay! (not to mention, Mama might spot a few handsome cowboys too!...just kiddin', Chilly! Don't get your knickers in a snit! I'm sure you'll see saloon girls and madams wandering around there too! I promise I won't tell Christine....)