I’m sure EVERYONE has had this thought: If I could be any Disney character, who would I be? And, like many many many others, I’m sure the first character you wanted to be was one of the princesses.
And if you’re a book blogger, $5 says you want to be Belle. Just for her library… c’mon, admit it.
While I’m sure that’s probably the character I’m most like – we have brown hair, we MUST be exactly the same – I really never wanted to BE her. I don’t know if maybe the movie came out at a time when I had lost the ability to be completely enthralled by Disney magic or what… but Belle didn’t quite resonate with me.
No, growing up I wanted to be Ariel. I wanted red hair. I wanted to swim and dance underwater. I’m pretty sure I drew hundreds of pictures of her when I was younger because I loved her oh so much! I think I might have also told my mom I wanted to be skinny like Ariel (note: I was not a fat kid when The Little Mermaid came out) and she told me that if a real person was that skinny they would die. But… RED HAIR!!!
I also had a spot in my heart for Wendy from Peter Pan. No joke, she was my favorite – except for a brief time when I was 2 and I think Tiger Lily was my favorite; apparently I used to cross my arms and go “hmph” like she did in the movie.
I watched our bootleg copy of Peter Pan (we bought it in Japan) so many times as a kid I can still quote it. It was honestly my favorite pre-The Little Mermaid movie. When I was maybe 4 or 5 I had a light blue nightgown that I would wear with these blue ballet slippers. I’d then tie my hair up with a blue ribbon and prance around the house like I was Wendy. Oh, memories….
However, lately I’ve been thinking that if suddenly our world poofed into a Disney world and we all became certain characters, I would probably NOT be Belle or Ariel or Wendy… so that got me thinking: Who WOULD I be?
Merryweather, one of the three good fairies from Sleeping Beauty, is the obvious answer. I mean, she’s short, dumpy, has a sour attitude with a heart of gold… Upside though, she looks good in blue. I can totally rock the blue.
Okay, so this is technically a piece of furniture… but at one point in time the wardrobe from Beauty and the Beast WAS human. For some reason, I think I would be her.
So yeah… MAYBE I can’t be Ariel… but I COULD be one of her sisters! Aquata is supposed to be the 2nd oldest, but she’s rocking the blue! And she’s also a little obsessive and self-conscious, which uh… yeah, totally me.
Any clues as to who you’d be if you were magically changed into a Disney character?