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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Why I'm elated for Prince William

Why do I care about Prince William's engagement? Well, apart from the fact that I feel the world could just use some happy news right now, it gives me hope. Sure, there's all the joy and hope surrounding any newly engaged couple. But that's not what I mean. It gives me hope because in this world filled with trashy reality stars and crazy drunk celebs, he opted for... a lady. I know, I know. Don't jump on my apparent lapse of royal protocol.. Technically, she's not a "Lady," but a commoner. What I mean is, she's not a skank. PRAISE GOD.

I watch TV, check out magazines, catch some YouTube clips, and each and every time I am left with this skin-crawling feeling of what my sons may bring home one day. It starts at a frightening age, this skankamorphosis of young girls. Our house is adjacent to an elementary and middle school. Those cute little outfits of first grade become a little too sparse by sixth grade. It's well reported that sixth grade girls are more highly developed than previous generations. (It's absolutely true. Dr. Oz even said so.) Couple that with the shrinking clothes and the role models of Rihanna with her F*** You necklace and Snooki with her... well, her entire self- I'd freeze blogger embedding all the links... and girls are being shown that skank is the new black.

In this day and age, it seems like every young woman in the public eye must have fake boobs, fake tan, fake hair extensions, and be, in the immortal words of Bill to Russell on Fat Albert, "like summer vacation... no class." Along comes Prince William, son of one of the most glamorous women ever, with his bride to be. And she's n-o-r-m-a-l looking. She's beautiful, yes. She is gifted with a tall, slender figure and yet she looks, dare I say, "human." Don't think they don't have skanks in the UK. They brought us Big Brother after all. He just didn't pick one of them! Kate Middleton has already been photographed for years, and always appears very tastefully dressed. Good God, how I hope she'll be plastered on every magazine for that alone. Team her with a young man who wears suits, while we've deluded ourselves into thinking argyle sweater vests are "boys formal dress wear" and pajamas (on adults) in restaurants are ok, and it gives me hope.

I remember getting up really, really early in the morning to watch his parents' wedding while out in California that summer. All of us, even the non-Anglophiles, feel like we've watched him grow up from hyper, mischievous little boy to the now betrothed 6'3" man. So then, I look at my Son1 and Son2 (my own heir and the spare) and I think, "ok, there's hope." There's hope that boys settle down in to articulate gentlemen. There's hope that young men may learn once again how to dress well, and not look they are always heading off to play basketball. There's hope that my prospective daughters-in-law need not be hoochies.

So this evening, I'm tucking in to some cozy time with  the TV, getting my WASP on with all the media fanfare and contemplating where I can find a kick ass hat to wear to the church service to which I will assuredly be invited. William, on behalf of your beloved late mother, and on behalf of all mothers everywhere~ thank you for picking a nice young lady. Not a skank.


  1. Totally agree. Thankfully, he didn't pick Snooki (who isn't even FROM NJ thank heavens) or some trashy centerfold just becuase he has the dough.

  2. I agree 100% , I really was so happy for them both.

  3. me a skeptic...perhaps just a realist...and I do love Kate...but some men...well...not just some men...LOTS OF THEM....LOVE the skanks or women would not be that way. And well who knows...Will just may have a few on the side. Women give men what they if women are skanky....well, that's cause lots of men like (or let's face if...secretly like) it (boo hiss me if you want but men...they love their skanks....).

  4. ah, I remember watching that grand wedding as a kid. I agree with you, I'm glad he chose such a "lady'~ his mama would be proud.

  5. Found your site from Blog Frog. Just wanna say AMEN. I think his mother raised him right. And, it's nice to see some positive news. I so agree with you. They both seem like very well rounded, as much as you can be in that bubble, young adults.

  6. Prince William is indeed an elegant young man and his fiancee seems like a great match. They look so classy together. Love them! Oh and I just found you on For the Love of Blogs and I admit your funny banner sealed the deal! ha ha I am now following you and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
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  8. Yes! Yes! I have 3 little girls and keeping them out of skankville is a constant struggle! Advertisements are everywhere, inappropriate movies, Bratz dolls, I could go ON.

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  11. Every single time I come here, I am floored by what you've written. It's like you took the words out of my brain and inserted them into a blog post, except you come up with fantastic new words. Like skankamorphosis. lol
    In all seriousness, you hit it right on the nose. Kate Middleton isn't a hoochie. She's very normal looking, the kind of girl I'd like my son to bring home one day. I'm sick of the skankeriffic effect that shows like Jersey Shore have had on our kids. When will it end?

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

  12. Yes, yes, yes!!! AND something else I find refreshing is that they've been together a really long time. I realize that all relationships are susceptible to divorce, but it's not like it's been a whirlwind dating situation and they're getting hitched next weekend. They've clearly put some thought into making this decision. I wish them all the best!

  13. Great post and I could not agree more! Love Kate! I also am hoping that my two boys (2 and 4 now) end up with a Kate-type as I see even girls in pre-school that are probably headed into skankville.
    Let's hope these boys are a better husband to their wives then their father was to his wife though.
    Good for you William! Nice pick...