Okay I have to be real with you for a minute, this blog is called “The Fairy Princess Diaries” for a reason, and the reason isn’t that I have whimsical mermaid hair (I can totally dream though), the reason isn’t that I live in the highest tower of a magical castle (but I do live above ground floor in a studio apartment), and the reason isn’t that I’m obsessed with pink glittery things (I am). To be honest, I can be a little bit of a “Fairy Princess” (or so I’m told), and while sometimes that’s great…I’ve come to realize that sometimes it isn’t. One of the times my Fairy Princess syndrome isn’t particularly enchanting is if you’re dating me. Unless you’re one of my very few ex boyfriends (stalkers, just kidding, no one can stalk exes better than me),chances are you were assuming that I’m an absolute joy to date and it’s going to come as a complete shocker to you that maybe just maybe that isn’t 100% true.
Signs You or Someone You Love may have Fairy Princess Syndrome:
1. Delusions of Royalty: Do you wear a tiaras whenever possible? Do you trick small children that you are in fact royalty? Do you make crazy demands for others to make you food before realizing they are not your servant(s)? This is in fact the most obvious sign of Fairy Princess Syndrome (who knew?).
2. You’re 21 years old and you still have a canopy above your bed (that you share with your boyfriend). This one is pretty self explanatory I think but to be truly honest I can’t quite understand why anyone wouldn’t want a canopy if they had the choice (…Jeff).
3. You’ve seen way more of the Barbie movies than you care to admit, and when you’re having a tough day you sometimes just want to watch My Little Pony on Netflix. It’s one thing to somewhat enjoy these little shows when you’re babysitting but to seek them out on your own free time?…Weird.
4. You make Princess analogies and expect to actually win arguments using them, for example:
“You just can never understand, it’s like…I feel like I’m trapped inside this tower in a Castle and I can see the beautiful world around me but I can never truly touch it or appreciate it because I’m like Rapunzel and I can’t escape,”
In case your wondering that argument won’t work when you’re trying to become “un-grounded” highschoolers, you just come across as dramatic and a little mentally unstable.
5. You have somehow incorporated not just one but multiple tutus (and/or tiaras) into your wardrobe. The general population does not view these items as appropriate daily wear…unfortunately.
6. You have exactly zero guy friends, and you’re completely confused as to why anybody would even want guy friends (excluding boyfriends of course). What are you supposed to talk about? Sports? Video Games? BBQ techniques? The latest fast and furious movie? You’re not sure, but there’s a good chance you’d rather watch grass grow.
7. Champagne is the only alcohol you can stomach, the rest is just too sharp going down or just tastes like cat pee (in the case of beer). Initially this symptom may come off as snobbery but in all reality you truly wish you could enjoy going to the local sports bar with your friends once in a while (for the social aspect only of course, not the entertainment) but have found that very few offer sparkling wine let alone champagne.
Sadly, as of right now there is no known cure for Fairy Princess Syndrome, so while yes, some of these traits may come across as annoying please attempt to show compassion and understanding to those suffering from this personality disorder.
What it all comes down to is, I would like to say thank you to my cute little boyfriend for putting up with me at times that I can be a little bit bratty and a little bit high maintenance. I’m sure I’m totally worth it in the end right?