“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
– Albert Einstein
The title of the post is intriguing, isn’t it?
What do you reckon this is about? Take a guess.
Of course, it’s a story with a twist. Fairy tale to modern day.
One wonderful thing about becoming a parent is you get an opportunity to relive your childhood with your child; see the world through their eyes; believe in Cinderella and Rapunzel as you read to them every night; conclude that dragons exist and can be eaten, and that every story begins with once upon a time and has a happy ending where they lived happily ever after.
Reading to my son every night when he was growing up is one of my most cherished memories. This image of Goldilocks and the three bears is from a fairy tale book we got him when he was barely three months old and I read to him every night. He is nine now and an avid reader who entertains himself with classics like Sideways stories from Wayside school. But, we still wander into the lands of the wise and funny such as Winnie the Pooh, and Po of Kung Fu Panda for a few minutes at bed time.
For the uninitiated, come, travel with me to the make-believe wonderful world where Goldilocks lived, where children could wander into the jungle by themselves, encounter bears and witches, and emerge victorious with their wits. In Goldilocks and the three years, there lived a pretty girl with golden hair who wandered one day into the forest. Hungry and tired, she found herself in front of a house and knocked on the door. When no one answered, she let herself in and found three bowls of porridge on the table. One was too hot, one was too cold, and one just about right. There were three chairs – one too big, the second one too big, and the third one just about right. She seated herself on this chair and drank the porridge that was just about right for her. The chair broke under her weight.
A tired Goldilocks wandered upstairs in search of a bed to rest. There were three beds: one too hard, one too soft, and one just right. In the meantime, the three bears: the father, mother and baby bear, got home and found someone had eaten their porridge, sat on their chair, and slept on their beds. The beautiful Goldilocks woke up to the sounds of the bear, got scared on seeing them, and ran into the forest.
Now, aren’t you wondering what has this fairy tale got to do with a locker? Remember I spoke about lockers in my previous post. We went to a shop this afternoon to get a feel of the locker sizes, and found them either too small, or too big for our everyday needs as we don’t hoard on gold or silver. And that is when, Goldilocks came along – just about right for our needs. It is portable with a secure smart touch access, and ideal for stashing away phones, wallets, keys and everyday items in the Goldilocks locker instead of a closet drawer. You don’t have to worry about stepping away for a few minutes.
I thought it was brilliant for a brand to name a product with an instant childhood recall. You can order the Goldilocks locker online on Amazon.
1, 2 – my photos. 3 – Amazon