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The day had arrived. It really was here, she really was on the train. Her excitement was high! How long had she hoped to do this, dreamed to do it and finally the dream was coming true! Dreams really can come true, even without a fairy Godmother. She stretched back in her seat looking out the window, admiring the scenery.
“Mama Mama, are we almost there?” piped little Tabitha.
“No sweetheart, we only just left not that long ago. Remember how I told you that this was going to be a long ride?”
Tabitha scrunched up her face, and then got a smile. ” Yes, I remember now. I am gonna start practicing.”
Juliet laughed, ” Practice what my dear? she asked Tabitha.
“Well my cutesy of course Mama!”
“Your what?” asked Juliet.
With her small hands on her hips, Tabitha looked at Juliet and said, “My cutesy!” as she bent her legs.
Juliet tried to hold in her laughter.
“That was great sweetie, but its called a curtsy my dear girl.”
“A cutesy, that’s what I said!”
Juliet smiled, it did look cute, for sure.
“I gotta practice Mama, for you said we are going to see special people.”
“Yeah, we are going to see royalty, right Mama!” asked Liam, who had been reading, but was now distracted.
“Are we seeing a real King”, said Liam, will he be wearing a crown and dressed in royal garb?
“I want to see a Princess, Mommy! I want her to see me do a cutesy, and Liam, you gotta practice bowing.”
They started practicing in earnest as Juliet sat there shaking her head. She better explain to her children.
“My dear children, we are seeing special people, but I am afraid that they are not royalty, no Kings and no Princesses. ”
Her children looked up at her with wide eyes, “But…but…”
“I am sorry.” Juliet said as she saw the disappointment in their eyes.
It didn’t last long though. until Liam spoke up.
“That’s okay, being royalty isn’t what makes people special, right Mama? Its whats in their hearts.”
Juliet’s heart was warmed, as she put her arm around Liam. “You are exactly right my boy.”
“And I know these people have good hearts because you told me and Tabitha about them.”
“Yes they definitely do,” said Juliet.
“So we best get to practicing again Tabitha. For if you are special in your heart, that makes you royal to me!”
That was all Tabitha needed to hear, as she eagerly practiced another curtsy.
Merriment danced in Juliet’s eyes, oh how she loved her children. Life was always an adventure with them.