Last week Joelle and Malia were sitting on the couch watching "Sleeping Beauty" for the first time. I was working in the kitchen when out of the blue Joelle said: "It's almost over, Mommy."
"How do you know? I thought you had never seen this before...?"
"I haven't," she said. "But I know it's almost over because they're going to kiss."
Ah, yes -- the Happily Ever After routine. I wonder at what point they discover that happily ever after isn't quite as simple as just getting "true love's first kiss." That happily ever after also requires daily effort and responsiblity. That it involves heart-ache and conflicts and obstacles. That it means some days you choose to love even when you really don't feel like it. That it is not all dancing at fancy balls and riding off into the sunset.
When do they go from being innocent and naive to being "in the know"? I think it will happen all too soon for my liking.