My Four-Year-Old’s Version of the Snow White Saga

I’m not sure what adulthood means to most 4-year-olds, but from what I can tell, my daughter’s version involves:

  • Dressing all by yourself
  • NOT peeing your pants
  • Making up a bunch of arbitrary rules, and
  • Telling people stories

I guess I can see her point.  Brontë is very proud to have mastered the first three items, and earlier today, she decided to take her adulthood to a whole new level.

Speaking in very best take-charge voice, she asked her father and I to stop whatever we were doing so she could begin…

Brontë: Guys, I’m gonna tell you a story. There was a princess scared in the forest and her name was Snow White and she found a house in the forest with a bunch of animals where she was safe. Then the seven whores came home…

John: “DWARVES.” That’s very important. What were their names?

Brontë: Grumpy, Dopey. Umm… Max and Bob. Maybe Kevin.


Me: Like your favorite Minion?

Brontë: Yes, Kevin is the best Minion. Grumpy is the mean one. Anyway, Snow White had a nice dress and sings some songs and one day a DRAGON came to the house!

Me: That’s scary.

Brontë: Yes, very scary. So the Queen Mother sends a dragon to the house and it killed Snow White. Her was dead! So a prince comes and fights a bunch of roses…

Me: Is this Sleeping Beauty?

Brontë: No, I’M TALKING ABOUT SNOW WHITE. The prince makes her wake up and the animals said “Yay!” and everyone lived Happily. Ever. After.

Me: That was exciting.

Brontë: Yes, it’s really, really good.



14 thoughts on “My Four-Year-Old’s Version of the Snow White Saga

    1. Me too. It was one of many times I’ve had to stop myself from laughing so my kids don’t keep repeating what they just said 🙂

      You know, I never connected the Sleeping Beauty and Snow White stories before, but they do have similarities: princess in danger because of scary mom figure, princess makes friends with animals then passes out, gets saved by prince…

      I was so happy when Brave came out and we had a nice mom for a change. Wish my girls were more into that one, lol

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      1. When I was teaching, I showed French films, and explained to the classes that there are actually only a few stories; details, time, costume change, but the underlying stories are usually the same. (Thank you, Dr. Bertonasco, American Mythology.) Students would regularly come in reporting on the latest movies, and mad than one English teacher reported French students who recognized themes In their classes.

        French 1 began by watching Green Card, which is clearly Beauty and the Beast in New York City.

        Brontë already recognizes this at four years? She is bound to be a true film buff, isn’t she?

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    1. I thought so too… kids are hilarious 🙂

      And there is a basic logic to her view of adults. Not sure about the storytelling, but I always read her books before bed and grownups are narrators in movies, so maybe that’s where she got the idea.

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      1. For me when I was a kid, I remember the “grown up talk” (like kids play outside because the grown ups are talking) instead of the “storytelling”. I think it’s along the same lines though.

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    1. Ahhh, you went there 🙂

      I was so certain you were right, I looked it up on Google: 1) Don’t do that, and 2) Yes there are. There are lots.

      Strangely enough, there’s also a “Snow White and the Seven Whores” article someone wrote about all the inappropriate stuff on the Disney channel and whether you should let your kids watch it. Kind of the opposite of what I expected to see.


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