My daughter and Princess Alessia/Celestia
My daughter returned to primary school following the summer holidays about three weeks ago and she was pretty excited to go back and to meet all her little friends again. Soon after her return to school she started to talk to me about horses and ponies. As her dream is to be a vet when she grows up so this was not too unusual. However she became very insistant that her little friend who is 5 years old had acquired a pony for her birthday and that the pony was called "Princess Alessia". "Are you sure?" I asked my daughter. She insisted that this was the truth and even offered to draw me a picture. I was very surprised as the family were good friends of mine and certainly had nowhere to keep a pony!
Thinking that this may be my daughters imagination, I researched the name 'Princess Alessia' on the internet and found out that it was the name of a famous Irish racehorse that had won many races. I began to think to myself that perhaps my daughters little friend was telling stories or had mistaken something she had heard at home. Perhaps someone was placing a bet on a race?
The next day my daughter arrived home from school with a book. " I asked my teacher if I could borrow this book soI could show you Princess Alessia" she said. She ruffled through the pages hastily and eventually stopped at a beautiful colouful pony with a long rainbow mane. Printed on the top of the page was the name 'My little Pony - Princess Celestia'. " See mammy she said insistantly, isn't she the most beautiful of all the My little Pony's? Can I get one for Christmas please?"
It was an easy slip of the tongue for a little girl but it made me wonder if it was my lucky day!