Once upon a time there was a princess. She loved to prance about in beautiful dresses, twirl in front of the mirror, and change her outfit on an hourly basis. If any type of royal event was discussed, her first question was, "what will I wear?"
Sometimes the constant clothing dilemmas annoyed her mother. Since the queen did not have a household staff to do her laundry, she often found herself quite frustrated at the amount of princess garments needing attention. The queen did, however, enjoy watching her princess take delight in all the fancies. Occasionally, the words "high maintenance" escaped the queen's lips as she considered what the future might hold for her darling beauty.
Never in a million years did she expect to find, posted to the princess' door the following note:
No fashion. Only bugs and mud.
The queen will not be holding court today. She is in mourning.