In watching, The Princess Diaries, I am thinking once again of another iconic favorite, The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews was in The Princess Diaries movies so it makes sense that I suddenly feel like buying The Sound of Music again. S.M. looks up to Heaven in sheer, amused boredom.
It’s a girl movie, he often says. I don’t correct him. It’s also a musical, and musicals aren’t his favorite either.
“Who breaks out in song in real life?” S.M. says just before he goes to work.
I kiss him goodbye and close the door. What did I love about The Sound of Music?
The romance, the searching of the nun for a meaningful life, the impossible situation with the Nazi’s, and it’s a classic Cinderella story–poor, nun helps wealthy Austrian man raise his seven children.
So what do I do?
I order it.
S.M. will be so thrilled.
I giggle in the morning silence.