Once upon a time there was a little boy named Galen who loved to hear stories. When he was not more then 2 or 3 his mama started to tell him a story. A story about a prince who’s true name has been long forgotten because as she began her story and introduced the hero, there was a small interruption as the little boy said, “yeah, but everybody called him Carrot”. His mama laughed and said, “Carrot? Alright, Carrot the Prince it is!” And so Carrot the Prince was born and many, many a tale of his adventures have been told. Sometimes the stories are very royal and magical indeed and sometimes they are a bit more ordinary and eerily similar to things that are happening in our own lives. Either way Carrot the Prince, along with his father King Turnip and his mother Queen Rutabaga, are quite popular in these parts.
I’ve often thought about making Galen a Carrot the Prince doll. As he is getting older and maturing rapidly these days, I thought this Christmas might well be my last chance to do something of that sort and have him really and truly appreciate it. I’m so glad I did.